MCBC?

Por PingPong

Prophet (3918)

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08-12-2007, 19:51

Hi, all
Is the MCBC compiler freeware? Where can be downloaded (if it's free)?

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Por AuroraMSX

Paragon (1902)

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08-12-2007, 21:54

Hi, all
Is the MCBC compiler freeware?
Nope, it is not.

Por ARTRAG

Enlighted (6865)

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08-12-2007, 22:30

what is MCBC ?

Por AuroraMSX

Paragon (1902)

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08-12-2007, 23:38

what is MCBC ?MSX Club Basic Compiler - a compiler for a subset of the MSX Basic commands.

Por PingPong

Prophet (3918)

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09-12-2007, 00:52

what is MCBC ?MSX Club Basic Compiler - a compiler for a subset of the MSX Basic commands.
Ah, ok. Where i can find info about the features?
(what msxbasic command compiles, what about performance and so on?)
thx

Por Sonic_aka_T

Enlighted (4130)

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09-12-2007, 20:23

IIRC it was just an illegally ripped/hacked KunBASIC (I think KunBASIC, might've been some other Japanese Turbo BASIC). There was quite some controversy at the time when this was discovered... MCM had a look at the product of "the other MCM" and found the only thing different between the two was that the CALL commands were changed with a hex editor... It made for a funny article in MCM tho! Smile

Por Poltergeist

Champion (279)

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09-12-2007, 22:24

KUNBasic was a run-time compiler, while MCBC could save the files as a binary... The two where nothing alike...

Por Sonic_aka_T

Enlighted (4130)

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09-12-2007, 22:46

KUNBasic was a run-time compiler, while MCBC could save the files as a binary... The two where nothing alike...
Oh, wait, I'm full of it... (as usual) It wasn't that MCBC thing but that GAME builder thingy they used the ripped Kun/Turbo/Super/Hyper BASIC thingy in...

Por AuroraMSX

Paragon (1902)

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10-12-2007, 13:08

Ah, ok. Where i can find info about the features?
(what msxbasic command compiles, what about performance and so on?)
thx
It's pretty complete, actually. Main features not supported are:

  • Floating point arithmatic, but who needs that anyway Tongue
  • file I/O, which is a bit annoying, but can be overcome by using a non-compiled BASIC loader
  • miscellaneous BASIC commands for which compilation is pretty pointless. LIST, TRACE, AUTO ...

As for performance, I really never did any benchmarks, so it's very hard to tell. I guess it would be comparable to compiled C or Turbo Pascal code...

Por [D-Tail]

Ascended (8259)

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10-12-2007, 19:31

Floating point arithmatic, but who needs that anywaySingle precision is available though!

Por multi

Expert (74)

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11-12-2007, 04:36

anyone know where to get MCBC today? i had bought the origional back in the 90's, but all disks i had for the msx (and other systems) have fallen appart already.