using LC as an emulator

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Mon Nov 6 22:00:17 EST 2017

It's a LOT of code, all of which was originally written 30+ years ago, but
we've been maintaining it ever since.  Many of the other systems that we
have written interface with this core, and extend it, since there are much
better tools available to us, now (like LC).  It's written in HP BASIC for
an environment called Eloquence, which is an HP 3000/HP250 legacy
environment that now runs on your stock iron hardware and OS's.

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> On 11/6/2017 2:22 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
> > Anyone write an emulator in LC?  I've got an old ERP system that we own
> all
> > the source to.  I'd like to.  The environment is interpreted, so if I
> could
> > make an emulator/wrapper, I could in theory move the whole thing into LC
> > and dump the old environments.
> >
> >
> That is potentially a huge amount of work. I wrote an expert system
> inferencing engine in LC. It is interpreted. The rules language is very
> simple syntax (essentially a rule is an IF THEN with parsing of the
> boolean expression syntax for the IF and 2 possible statements for the
> THEN) and it is still a fair amount of code.
> What language is the source for the ERP in? I expect the language has a
> reasonable robust syntax to support and ERP app. Possible a translator
> to convert the source to xTalk? However, if you really want a
> self-maintained ERP it might ultimately be easier to write one in LC
> that convert or interpret a legacy system.
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