Spitbol for Linux Coming to Github

As I noted in my previous post, I took a ‘software sabbatical,’ that is an extended vacation from serious programming, starting in September 2009.

The sabbatical is over, and I’m back coding away.

My first goal is to finish the port of Macro Spitbol to Linux. Mark Emmer sent me a tarball with his latest work in early September, 2009.

It turns out he had basically got the job done. I found a few errors, mostly due to the need to download some appropriate libraries to enable gcc and gas to compile the generated code correctly.

Further work on Spitbol for Linux will continue at Github daveshields/spitbol-linux.

I am able to buid a 32-bit spitbol executable that can translate the Minimal source to assembler.

However, I still need to add the GPL license info to the source files, and do some tidying up.

I hope to post code within a week or so, and will let you know via this blog when it is available.


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