P-code (was: Re: Another weekend haul story

From: Charles P. Hobbs <transit_at_primenet.com>
Date: Tue May 27 21:59:42 1997

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Barry Peterson wrote:

> On Tue, 27 May 1997 09:40:48 -0700, someone said:
> <snip>
> >- TI 99/4A "P-Code Module", whatever the heck that is (goes in the
> >expansion bay)
> The P-Code card allows you to run "universal" software. It never
> really caught on. I have the software, UCSD Pascal stuff mainly.

It was to be a machine-independent interpreted pseudo-machine code
(hmmm...), much
the same as Java is today. I remember versions of the P-code
intepreter for IBM-PC and Apple II, as well as TI. (There were also
versions for non-consumer machines such as Teraks)

Theoretically, a p-code compiled program would run on any of these
systems (of course, differences in screen size and disk format made
things a little more involved. . .)
Received on Tue May 27 1997 - 21:59:42 BST

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