Megamax Laser C Development System manual

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Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby kodak80 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:42 am

I have had the Megamax Laser C disks for a while now and have just been lucky enough to purchase the manual. :D
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I have scanned the manual and will get a copy uploaded to Atarimania in a few weeks. For those interested, here is the scanned PDF of the manual (20mb):
http://www.atarimania.com/documents/Megamax%20Laser%20C%20Manual(optimized-text).pdf
The disks are already available on Atarimania.
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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby Arne » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:05 am

I prefer Pure C but want to make my programs compatible with Laser C and GCC. So: many thanks for your work! :thumbs:
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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby ijor » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:30 pm

Oh, Megamax compilers were so great. I loved them. Years ahead from the primitive and inefficient Alcyon compiler provided by Atari. Thanks :)

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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby gothmog » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:25 pm

Does anyone have a copy of Megamax C compiler other than version 1.0 or 1.1? I think there was another version, maybe 1.2 or another number, and I have been looking for it for a long time with no success. I'm not talking about Laser C (the successor of Megamax C) which is a completely different beast.

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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby kodak80 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:20 pm

I only have newer versions for Laser C. Sorry.
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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby gothmog » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Thank you, however I'm not looking for Laser C (that I already have) but specifically for a version of Megamax C with a higher version number than 1.1.

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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby ijor » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:39 pm

I think I only used 1.0 back at the day. Yes, the relative mode addressing that Megamax used, but not Laser C, was great. But Laser C was so much powerful as a whole, that I didn't miss it. And the absolute mode allowed to break you the 32K barrier that was the main Megamax limitation. Of course, they could have implemented both addressing "models" that you could select at compile time, as it was so common on the 16-bit x86. Oh well ...

Didn't somebody comment recently that the original developer(s) is still around?

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Re: Megamax Laser C Development System manual

Postby gothmog » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:53 pm

I contacted Michael Bunnell (author of the Megamax C compiler) a few years ago but he did not remember which versions were released.
Anyway, thanks for your reply.
My quest to find this elusive version of the compiler continues...


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