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ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Jul 17 13:00:20 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
> > 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.
I'm almost certain it did. Of course _I_ prefer the 9830 to any 80-series
> >> 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!
I really must get round to making a keyboard for mine sometime. Finding
an original is next-to-imposible, of course.
> >> 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.
While I don't doubt that, I think it's clear to anyone who looks at the
machines that the 9826 was a replacement for the 85. Just look at them
from the front -- all in one box, small built-in CRT on the left, mass
storage to the right of it, etc. YEs, they're very different inside...
Did the disk/tape drive diagnostic software ever exist for the Integral?
(Things like the CS/80 external exerciser). It was available for the
HP85, and the 9000/200s, etc. But having it on a portable machine would
be really handy (both for HP field servoids back in the day, and for me
now). But Iv'e never heard of it.
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