Doing a bit of research ahead of the 1982 Retrofest at @computermuseum next weekend and found this benchmark table in PCW - what a fantastic breadth of machines were available by the end of 1982! (and don't forget to come - it'll be awesome and supports the wonderful museum too)
@cyberspice It was indeed and not only because of a 2MHz 6502, it was extremely well coded! Turns out it was created by a bunch of geniuses who would then go on to create the ARM processor and change not just the UK but the world!
@6502Nerd absolutely. I’ve still got my original BBC micro I bought in 82. And my A3000 from 89. And my RiscPC from 94. I put together one of the first ARM linux distros in the 90s and currently work for an embedded consultancy. I’ve even been on the same billing as Sophie at a conference 🙂 (Wuthering Bytes 2014). Sophie’s BASIC is genius!
@cyberspice Awesome to be on the same billing as Sophie and to have your original Beeb!
I wrote my own BASIC (called dflat - get it?!😅) heavily inspired by BBC BASIC - procedures and functions plus inline assembler. Just about fits into a 16K ROM for my Oric-1 (which I still have new from 1983)!🤓
I never had a BBC back in the day, but its BASIC is so legendary that most enthusiasts are aware of it!👏🏽👏🏽
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