Re: Converting Rocky Mountain (HP) Basic

"Jack Frederiksen" <>
Fri, 18 Aug 1995 18:10:12 GMT

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From: "Jack Frederiksen" <>
Keywords: Basic, translator
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 95-08-082
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 18:10:12 GMT

We too have stuck to HP-9000 machines for a while, but have ported a 10.000+
lines "pure basic" application to TransEra HtBasic 386 for 32-bit DOS-PC's.
This meant a few adaptions, but we were very impressed with the level of
compatibility between HtBasic and HpBasic.

I am not sure if the DOS HtBasic-version differs a lot from the windows-
version; it might differ in the real-time support, at least. The HtBasic
windows-version is quite new, where the HtBasic 286 have been around for a
while, so you might want to try one of the DOS-based versions.

We already had decided to "re-engineer" our applications on C++, but this
port gives us the time to do it right.

I do not know of any converters that will convert Rocky Mountain Basic, but
I too will be interested if anybody knows one.

Henrik Scheel
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