Re: [stella] I'm Back

Subject: Re: [stella] I'm Back
From: Ben Larson <benjamin_e_larson@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 13:32:27 -0800 (PST)
Yes I think a lot of us have been somewhat missing in
action lately, myself included. :)

I'd be interested in your ideas on compiler design for
the 2600.  I was actually doing some investigation
into this as well a while back but everyone seems to
think it would be next to impossible to put together
anything useful.  It would be an interesting exercise
in abstraction principles to say the least...


--- Roger Williams <mer02@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My how the wheel turns.
> It's been more than a year since I even turned on my
> 2600.  Just recently
> I had to investigate compiler design for a project
> at work, and it reminded
> me of my unexplored ideas on doing a compiler for
> Stella.  And then
> I remembered how long it had been since I checked my
> mail on this account.
> During 2003 I had a tree fall on and nearly, but not
> quite, destroy my
> house,
> followed closely by a flash flood that nearly, but
> not quite, destroyed my
> car, and I had to have all of my teeth capped.  For
> four months we had a
> computer on the dining room table because GF's
> office was unusable
> during the house repairs, and for several months the
> TV and stereo and
> everything in its cabinet, including the 2600, were
> in storage.
> If it seems that I almost dropped off the face of
> the Earth, well I guess I
> almost did.  But I'm back.  And I have some ideas. 
> But now I have to
> find all my old Stella docs and unbury the PROM
> programmer from the
> pile of crap that somehow got dumped on it during
> the home repairs.
> I just enjoyed this too much to forget about it. 
> Time to get back in.
> --Roger Williams
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