[bf1942] Sparc

Kenneth Porter shiva at SewingWitch.com
Tue Jun 3 18:05:31 EDT 2003

--On Tuesday, June 03, 2003 2:25 AM -0500 Stan Hoeppner
<Stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:

> It was 8080/Z80 assembly.  DJNZ is an 8080 instruction.  The Z80
> used the 8080 instruction set, but was a faster clocked part from Zylog, the
> 8080 being an Intel part

And Zilog defined its own mnemonics. I think DJNZ is the Zylog name for that
instruction. Back around 80-84 I did some coding on a Z80-based EPROM
programmer. In the late 90's I did some updating of code in a Z80 scale
("weigh meter") controller. The Z80 was what CP/M was written for, and then
ported to 8086, upon which MSDOS was based.

> The machines were Radio Shack TRS-80 (trash 80) model IIIs.

I remember going to the demo units at RS and writing:

10 print "TRS-80 sucks!"
20 goto 10


> And, coincidentally, ALL binaries were *small* back then. ;)

I had an Amiga 1000, which had far more power than Win 3.1 at the same time,
running a full GUI and an app in under 256 kB. We're spoiled, now!

Had the Amiga displaced the PC (ie. had Commodore had a real marketing group),
we'd probably have seen BF1942 on it 10 years ago!

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