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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 01:57:02 am »
And included sprites and picvars would prob. be problematic, since they just become hex, with a standard pointer.

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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011, 02:33:03 am »
Indeed, I thought of that too. The program would have to recognize the difference between pointers and just numbers.
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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2011, 03:02:18 am »
In the future, after 1.0.0 is released, I though of an idea of how I could bring Axe to the computer platform officially.

Instead of emulating Axe at the assembly level, I could write a compiler instead that takes z80 source code and converts it to C code or whatever language, compile that, add some fancy GUI stuff and an editor, and poof!  Done.

Low to high level language compilers are easy and don't have to be very efficient.  There is a very limited number of assembly instructions anyway and the actual z80 source only needs to be modified slightly for the different input output standards I would need.
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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2011, 03:08:07 am »
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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 03:09:25 am »
^^ lol. It will be so freaking awesome, though. It means we can compile apps with more than 1 app page.
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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 03:09:49 am »
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Re: Axe Off-Calc not-really-compiler (dunno what to call it)
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 06:02:44 am »
In the future, after 1.0.0 is released, I though of an idea of how I could bring Axe to the computer platform officially.

Instead of emulating Axe at the assembly level, I could write a compiler instead that takes z80 source code and converts it to C code or whatever language, compile that, add some fancy GUI stuff and an editor, and poof!  Done.

Low to high level language compilers are easy and don't have to be very efficient.  There is a very limited number of assembly instructions anyway and the actual z80 source only needs to be modified slightly for the different input output standards I would need.

That seems like a good idea, hope you can ever make it. Someone else could make it too, but you'd have to release Axe source.