INS8073 (was Re: HERO1 For sale...)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Aug 11 14:41:27 CDT 2008
Eric Smith wrote:
> It's in 2.5KB of ROM, so it's definitely a tinier BASIC than in the
> competing Intel 8051AH-BASIC and Zilog Z8671, both of which had 4KB of ROM.
Was there in fact an 8051AH-BASIC? I've worked extensively with
8052AH-BASIC, and have never heard of an 8051 version. The 8052 has 8KB
of ROM, compared to the 8051's 4KB. The BASIC interpreter filled...and
I mean FILLED...that 8KB. It's extraordinarily dense code.
The Z8671's BASIC, on the other hand, fits in the first 2KB of ROM on
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