IBM 5150 PC
trixter at oldskool.org
Tue Jul 14 19:59:27 CDT 2009
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I loathed MASM 1.0-
> -it was all too possible to generate the wrong code; something that
> should never happen with an assembler.
How on earth is that possible? I can imagine an assembler generating
non-optimal code, but non-FUNCTIONAL code?
> A lot of the darling programs are scarcely known now. Harvard
> Presentation Graphics, Micrographx Deisgner, Corel Draw, numerous
> accounting packages, games...
The games are definitely well-known, but I agree with you about some of
the applications. I remember a hypertext program called -- I think --
Instant Recall. Every single word you typed into "card" was indexed, so
anything could link to anything. Could be memory-resident too.
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