using LC as an emulator

Jerry Jensen jerry at
Tue Nov 7 14:48:05 EST 2017

I too have spent way too much of my life in HP BASIC. IIRC, it is tokenized before storing (around here called byte codes). One approach might be to figure a way to get at the HPB tokens and emulate each of them in LC. Also IIRC HPB uses a pretty simple symbol table for variables and such. 

Do you know about HTBasic which emulated HPBasic under DOS (I think)? The company was Trans-Era. I have no idea if they are still around.


> On Nov 7, 2017, at 8:42 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> No, the ERP is written in HP BASIC, so I would want to emulate the
> language, given the breadth and number of programs.  I was thinking about
> writing wrappers for the various commands and functions of the language,
> but it won't be easy, no matter what I do.

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