using LC as an emulator

Rick Harrison harrison at
Tue Nov 7 15:34:52 EST 2017

I used to work on HP-3000s in HP BASIC, COBOL, and FORTRAN.
What a pain in the you know what!


> On Nov 7, 2017, at 2:48 PM, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> 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.
> .Jerry
>> 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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