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Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Posted by Travis on 4 October 2010, 16:19 GMT

Screenshot of Mimas

Benjamin Moody has uploaded Mimas, a TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus integrated development environment for developing ASM programs on the calculator without a PC or external tools. This flash app is still a work in progress but already has a generous array of features—library support, multiple code/data segments, and editor copy and paste, to name a few. The goal of Mimas is to be a suitable, usable IDE for creating even large, complex projects directly on the calculator.

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Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
anchoviesfishies Account Info

Woaah!! thats pretty awesome. Ever since i learned some C on the TIGCC compiler I was wondering if a compiler/interpreter could be made right on the 89/92/V200 calculators. This is a nice step towards that

Reply to this comment    4 October 2010, 18:39 GMT

Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
TC01 Account Info

You mean a C compiler for the 89? There is one, though it's not in the ticalc.org archives- it's called GTC (google it).

Or do you mean something else?

Reply to this comment    4 October 2010, 20:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
anchoviesfishies Account Info

yeah!! gtc. I havent heard of that before and thus haven't tested it out, but thats what I would really like. Too bad the site with download is down.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2010, 06:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
TC01 Account Info
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Well, I can download it fine from gtc.ti-fr.com, so I assume it's back up now? (See also the link below my name for a direct link to the site).

Reply to this comment    7 October 2010, 00:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
anchoviesfishies Account Info

its working fine now thanks. it didn't do so well a couple days ago

Reply to this comment    9 October 2010, 13:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
BZRatfink Account Info
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As far as I can tell, the website is still up and running (See the URL). I probably won't put it on my 89t though; I've messed up enough emulated calculators that I don't want to push my luck with a real one.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2010, 20:32 GMT


Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Mr.Z  Account Info
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I once was going to write a 68K virtual machine for the 68K so I could fiddle with stuff on the calculator with no chance of crashing. I was going to replace dangerous opcodes (including things peeking at or modifying their own code...) with traps (as opposed to pure emulation) so as to not lose too much efficiency, although single-stepping is a bit more involved. It would probably mess up timing in games, but it would be great for anything with lenient timing. But I got distracted by things like the TI-81. (^_^)

But I would really like to see something like Scheme or Haskell. I want a calculator that can do all kinds of math, not just arithmetic, algebra, & calculus.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2010, 03:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Pretty much ANY opcode is "dangerous". Even a simple move can trash some system variable which causes a crash at some later point in time.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2010, 17:54 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
qazz42 Account Info

O_o

epic... just epic

Reply to this comment    4 October 2010, 19:01 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
ztrumpet Account Info

Congrats on the feature! =D It's a great tool.

Reply to this comment    4 October 2010, 20:21 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Lewk Account Info
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Does it use vi-keys? >:)

Reply to this comment    5 October 2010, 04:00 GMT


Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

On a calculator keypad? And no, this is supposed to be *friendly* to newbies. :P

Reply to this comment    5 October 2010, 22:43 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
ASHBAD_ALVIN  Account Info

Nice job again, Floppus!

My wish came true, you finally got the attention you deserved when the Ticalc staff made this a featured program!

Though I still opt in favor of module support :P jokin with ya

Reply to this comment    7 October 2010, 00:51 GMT


Re: Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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He's written all sorts of ticalc.org featured programs/applications, it's not new. :)

This is really a fantastic application, I can't even say enough good things about it. It's about time something like this finally came out.

Reply to this comment    20 October 2010, 03:26 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Drew DeVault  Account Info

Very nice! This gives me a reason to work on Mosaic - there's more competition now.

Reply to this comment    10 October 2010, 13:57 GMT

Re: Benjamin Moody Releases On-calc Z80 ASM IDE
Skellitor301  Account Info
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I have a question, since i've installed MIMAS onto my calc and I am having trouble finding a good tutorial on ASM programming. I have been programming with BASIC for quite sometime and wish to step up in my skills. Does anyone know where I can find a well made tutorial that will help me in this matter?

Reply to this comment    10 December 2010, 08:49 GMT

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