From: Stan Perkins <stan_at_netcom.com>
Date: Fri Dec 3 10:49:21 1999

Series 80 BASIC == "Technical BASIC"
Series 9000 BASIC == "Workstation BASIC" or "Rocky Mountain BASIC"

Ability to transport a program across platforms depends to a great
extent on the nature of the program. Relatively simple programs could
probably be run directly, but any program that invokes subroutines,
subprograms, graphics, matrix math, or file manipulation, for example,
will have to be rewritten. Not impossible, but *very* tedious. IIRC,
files in ASCII format *can* be exchanged on diskette, but program,
binary, and data files are totally incompatible.

As it turns out, BASIC on the HP 9000/207 (a.k.a. the Integral) is
essentially identical to HP 80 series BASIC, and there *is* a program
for this machine to read and convert HP 80 series programs.

Joe wrote:
> Alex,
> Not without being re-written. There was supposed to be a translator
> program for it but I've never found it and I've heard that it didn't work
> very well.
> I don't think the disks formats were even compatible.
> Joe
> At 07:29 AM 12/3/99 +0100, you wrote:
> >Can anybody tell me if a basic application running on an HP87XM will
> >also run on an HP200/300 series
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >Alec
> >
> >
Received on Fri Dec 03 1999 - 10:49:21 GMT

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