rewriting legacy OS for new iron

From: Ron Hudson <>
Date: Tue Sep 14 19:36:09 2004

On Sep 14, 2004, at 12:06 PM, Paul Koning wrote:

>>>>>> "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...
> paul
Might as well just run linux. It has lots of good languages, and plays
nicely with terminals and
telnet sessions. It's not very legacy tho.
Received on Tue Sep 14 2004 - 19:36:09 BST

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