rewriting legacy OS for new iron

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Tue Sep 14 14:06:46 2004

>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Handy <> writes:

 Kevin> It would be better to just create a compiler for the languages
 Kevin> like basic-plus than trying to rewrite the entire OS. It would
 Kevin> allow you to use the old programs on new systems. Make a BP2
 Kevin> front-end for GCC, and you can natively run RSTS/E programs on
 Kevin> your Linux system.

Yes, once you have implemented a sys(char *) function that knows all
the RSTS sys calls... which is a substantial job. And the libc
additions to emulate the various I/O modifiers, especially for
terminal I/O where they are both strange and important...

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