Old MS-DOS & WIN Software

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Fri Dec 2 16:50:42 CST 2005


>
>Subject: Re: Old MS-DOS & WIN Software
>   From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
>   Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 14:08:32 -0800
>     To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>
>On 12/2/2005 at 2:42 PM woodelf wrote:
>
>>Well it is not standard with the windows I have.
>
>Was it ever standard with Windows or DOS?  If memory serves, it was always
>an add-on package. IIRC, MASM 1.0 was abouit $100, which didn't make it
>much of a bargain.
>
>LIB and LINK were packaged with DOS, but not MASM.  ASM was standard with
>CP/M, but it was kind of brain-dead (no macro facility, linking or
>relocation).  Most folks who wanted to program assembler seriously on 8 bit
>stuff picked up either M80/L80 or RMAC. 
>
>Didn't the Polymorphic or Processor Tech systems box ship with a resident
>editor (BASC-style with line numbers) and a simple assembler?  I seem to
>remember hacking the I/O in it to work with my MITS box.   Even added a few
>of my own commands.
>
>Cheers,
>Chuck
>
PTC did ALS-8 and you remember it.  They werent the only one but it 
was notable.

Allison



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