QL (was: ZX-81 Question)

From: Gordon Zaft <zaft_at_azstarnet.com>
Date: Mon Mar 25 16:53:02 2002

At 04:05 PM 3/25/2002 -0500, you wrote:

>While it's possible that DEC BASIC was an early adopter
>of incremental compilation techniques, I don't think so...
>I'm pretty sure DEC BASIC is a simple interpreter. I guess
>I should look at the source...

         If you're talking about DEC BASIC as implement on VMS, you are wrong:

[Monica] $ basic hello.bas
[Monica] $ link hello
[Monica] $ run hello
Hello, world.
[Monica] $
[Monica] $ basic

VAX BASIC V3.8-000


         It's an interpreter AND a compiler. (this is OpenVMS 7.2).

Received on Mon Mar 25 2002 - 16:53:02 GMT

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