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TIPower Compiler for the 86
Posted by Michael on 16 June 2003, 20:03 GMT

Thomas Williamson has created a compiled programming language for the 86, called TIPower 86. It is modelled to be object oriented, and in addition to the usual features of a compiled language, it includes things such as inheritance and classes. The compiler package includes the necessary files to start programming, along with example programs.

 


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Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
W Hibdon  Account Info

This looks neat. Tooo bad I no longer have an 86. I am stuck with my crappy 89. j/k

-W-

     16 June 2003, 20:15 GMT


Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
slimey_limey  Account Info
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I was scared for a moment, then I saw the j/k.

This sounds cool. Any news of a port to other calcs, esp. 68k? (unlikely)

     16 June 2003, 20:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow! This is neat... so, is this going to be like C is to the TI-89? Will it push away the ASM language for the TI-86?

I doubt it will be ported... stuff rarely is :(

     16 June 2003, 21:40 GMT

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angelboy Account Info
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That would be nice if you could program in C for the 86 & 83+ & v400 (j/k)

     16 June 2003, 23:15 GMT

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Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Dude, you don't need to program the V400... it's so advanced that it reads your mind.

     18 June 2003, 09:11 GMT

Re: Re: ~
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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So, that's how it knew about my imaginary girlfriend...

     18 June 2003, 22:57 GMT

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angelboy Account Info
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Well, if it can read my mind then it'll know that I am VERY close to having enough money to buy it.

     19 June 2003, 00:44 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, how much do they cost, then?

     19 June 2003, 03:06 GMT


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ac  Account Info

V200's range between $160 (US) and $210

     19 June 2003, 04:48 GMT


Re: Re: ~
Jiaqi Wu  Account Info

lol that's funny!

     4 July 2003, 03:31 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

That's what this allows you to do! I've looked over the language reference, and it's pretty C-like.

     20 June 2003, 19:29 GMT


Re: Re: ~
Chivo  Account Info

The basic usage of it is similar to C (it doesn't look too difficult to learn), but it's not as expressive as C, and it has several problems in the way it does things, such as with passing arguments to functions.

C pushes arguments onto the processor's stack, making functions re-entrant (unless the programmer does something nonre-entrant). TIPower passes arguments through static variables, which means that functions calling another function (or itself, e.g., recursion) that uses the same variable(s) won't necessarily work as expected.

Just my 2 cents.

     22 June 2003, 03:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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It says object oriented. Does that mean it's a bit like Visual Basic?

     17 June 2003, 00:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Ooh! Like C++! OOP!

     17 June 2003, 03:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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no, C++ is too inefficient for even the 68K calcs.

     17 June 2003, 17:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I guess you're right...

     17 June 2003, 22:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
coinmanz  Account Info
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This is neat. And by the way, I port most of my programs, can't help if anyone is lazy at that

     17 June 2003, 17:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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You don't know all of those programming languages, do you?

     17 June 2003, 22:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
benryves  Account Info
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Check his bio.
All will be revealed!

     20 June 2003, 14:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
W Hibdon  Account Info

I don't think that there would be any reason for a port to the 68k's. There is already the C programming language for them.

Also, this was made to translate into z80 ASM. the M68k processor uses a completle different language. The only reason that this would be ported to the 83(+), is because they both have the z80, so the it would be easy to say compile for the 83(+).

-W-

     16 June 2003, 22:04 GMT

Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
W Hibdon  Account Info

Well, i can see that my rush to post was unneeded. Can this be made to work with the 83(+)? Seeing that they are both z80's, could this work?

Hopefully this is easier than ASM.

-W-

     16 June 2003, 20:21 GMT

Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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That's probably why it was made- so people wouldn't have to program in ASM, of course, z80 is a nice language... (it's just frustrating when it doesn't work)

     16 June 2003, 21:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
Cl0nedB0y  Account Info
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*falls to knees and starts cries of joy and anguish*
All of that time of learning assembly to the point of UNDERSTANDING it but falling short of completion due to the inability to figure out how to apply it to a system. Gaaa!!! I know what everything does but i vaguely know why it works. Sigh... time to see if this really works and if it does then there went my entire summer.

     16 June 2003, 22:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Poor you...

I guess C for a z80 calc would be nice... z80 is hard, after all, but I think I'd almost rather program in z80 than in C. Maybe it's because I'm used to z80... but oh well, none of this applies to my lovely TI-82, so it doesn't matter... I'll have to keep working on z80 :)

     17 June 2003, 03:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
ac  Account Info

>>I think I'd almost rather program in z80 than in C

Yes, if anyone knew both, for sure use z80. It's faster, cleaner, and better. This program is for people who don't know z80.

>>none of this applies to my lovely TI-82

Yes, it does. If people can make this program work with the 83 (+(SE)) then it'll be only one step farther to port it to the 82.

     19 June 2003, 04:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
burntfuse  Account Info

I write and prefer Z80 assembly myself, but TIpower isn't such a high-level language that it makes inefficient code. I've read the language reference, and it's more of a calculator-oriented C.

     20 June 2003, 19:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I know some asm for the 86, if you want some help go ahead and ask.

     17 June 2003, 20:55 GMT


Re: Re: TIPower Compiler for the 86
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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It says in the readme that he's going to make it work with the 83(+) and the 85. Maybe we could make more ZShell progs once it does. ;-)

     17 June 2003, 02:17 GMT

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