68K ISA project

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Fri Jul 16 18:03:44 CDT 2010


I wrote:
 >> Rocky Mountain BASIC is what evolved from the 9830, 9835, 9845, etc.

Tony Duell wrote:
 > OK... Although IMHO HP9830 BASIC is farily clsoe to HP85 BASIC and 
wildly
 > different from the RMB I run on the HP9000... But I guess that's how
 > things evolve.

Yes.  I'm sure the 9830 influenced the developers of the 85.

 >> Technical BASIC is what evolved from the 83/85/9905, 86/87, 75, etc. It
 > 9915? The rackmount 85.

Yes, that's what I meant.  Thanks!

 >> was first called Technical BASIC on the 9807A Integral, but later was
 >> available for HP-UX on other 9000 systems.
 >> There were enough differences between the two that many customers
 >> complained about the lack of Rocky Mountain BASIC for the Integral.
 > Now that I can well understand. While I love the Integral, I do wonder
 > why it was made so different to the 9000/200 machines. I wish it took the
 > same I/O cards, for a start...

Because the Integral was designed by Corvallis Division, as a 
followon/replacement for the 80 series, and all the other 9000 machines 
were designed by Fort Collins Division.

Eric




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