From: nicksanspam on
Anthony Matonak <anthonym40(a)nothing.like.socal.rr.com> wrote:

>> http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml
>> http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/
>> http://www.freebyte.com/programming/
>> http://www.idiom.com/free-compilers/
>>
>> Nice :-) Can any of these run on a $100 low-power microcontroller?
>
>I don't know the prices but many microcontrollers run a version
>of Basic. It's likely you could find one that costs less than $100.

I hope so. So far, I've only see fixed point, with few trig routines.

Nick

From: Anthony Matonak on
nicksanspam(a)ece.villanova.edu wrote:
> Anthony Matonak <anthonym40(a)nothing.like.socal.rr.com> wrote:
>>
>>I don't know the prices but many microcontrollers run a version
>>of Basic. It's likely you could find one that costs less than $100.
>
> I hope so. So far, I've only see fixed point, with few trig routines.

There is at least one outfit selling floating point math coprocessors
on ebay for $35 and I found these products using www.froogle.com.

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8174
Ding/Dent Floating Point Co-Processor uM-FPU v1 $1

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=302
Floating Point Co-Processor uM-FPU v1 $13.50

http://www.hobbyengineering.com/H2189.html
uM-FPU V2 Floating Point Coprocessor $14.95

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8129
Floating Point Co-Processor uM-FPU v3 $19.95

Anthony

From: Joe Fischer on
On Fri, "Morris Dovey" <mrdovey(a)iedu.com> wrote:

>What I'm after is something that'll run Nick's code without needing to
>screw around converting versions. If I have to mess with it, I might
>as well just re-write it as C so I can have some graphic o/p - which
>means that I probably won't. What he's been posting somehow didn't
>look like the GWBASIC I remember from long ago (BICBW).
>
>I just finished downloading GWBASIC from the KindlyRat and will give
>it a try when I have time to play.

The text BASIC (line-number BASIC) source
code should run on most any line-number BASIC on
an IBM PC compatible with very little modification.
The TEXT source code is generated by
adding

,A

and quotation marks when saving a BAS file.

It helps to know the reserved words and syntax
of the version being run.

The digital file composed of "tokens" will
likely only run on the same version of BASIC
it was created on.

Joe Fischer

From: Duane C. Johnson on
Hi Joe;

joe(a)westpointracing.com wrote:

> On Fri, "Morris Dovey" <mrdovey(a)iedu.com> wrote:

> > What I'm after is something that'll run Nick's
> > code without needing to screw around converting
> > versions.

Nick's programs run with any of the BASICA or
GWBASIC variations of Microsoft BASIC.

> > If I have to mess with it, I might as well just
> > re-write it as C so I can have some graphic o/p
> > - which means that I probably won't. What he's
> > been posting somehow didn't look like the
> > GWBASIC I remember from long ago (BICBW).

> > I just finished downloading GWBASIC from the
> > KindlyRat and will give it a try when I have
> > time to play.

> The text BASIC (line-number BASIC) source code
> should run on most any line-number BASIC on an
> IBM PC compatible with very little modification.
> The TEXT source code is generated by adding

> ,A
> and quotation marks when saving a BAS file.

Such as this:
save "name.bas",a

> It helps to know the reserved words and syntax
> of the version being run.

> The digital file composed of "tokens" will
> likely only run on the same version of BASIC
> it was created on.

Nonsense.
Any BASICA or GWBASIC programs are based on the
original Microsoft BASIC and have the same
standard tokens.

Personally I use a text editor to edit my BASICA
programs as it is easier to do than the internal
basic editor.

> Joe Fischer

Duane

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Gazzamoller wrote:
> James,
> Before you purchase a system, Google search "rusty solar water heating
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Interesting. I wonder if it's brand related. Anyone know of trouble
free systems that lasted 15 years or more?