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Software News   Software News : Interview Michael Ness about Mattathias BASIC
   posted by Anonymous on 20-Jun-2004 11:11:46 (3527 reads)
Saturday, 12 June 2004
Written by Patrick Wesseling

Read about the current state of "Mattathias BASIC" at the Flying Paper website.

It is a new Amiga version of Basic that is to be compiled to run on AOS4.0 (among others), which will be very similar to AMOS Basic. *** (It is unclear whether the programs produced will be compilable.)


This will be a significant boon to the newest version of the PPC Amiga Operating System (4.0) that will encourage a whole new generation of coders to apply themselves and their creativity to fun and/or useful applications, which they were wanting to produce, but couldn't due to the difficulties C/C++ and assembly pose to most people. Of course, this should have strong appeal to the current and long time users, as well.

This will increase greatly the amount of people that can contribute to the software pool that is necessary to be available for the current re-awakening of the once prominent Amiga OS.

Any contributions on your part will help make Amiga OS once again shine brightly, possibly moreso, to the computer enthusiast and greater user public, and draw people more quickly to our computer/OS platform.

This is the homepage of the Mattathias BASIC project.

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Re: Interview Michael Ness about Mattathias BASIC
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Very cool!!! :-O


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This is a very very strange name...


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Re: Interview Michael Ness about Mattathias BASIC
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@elwwod

Yes it is a strange name indeed, but it is not the final name. It is just a play on words. Mattathias was the son of the the biblical prophet Amos. See Luke 3:25.

There has been some discussion about what to call the final language, but nothing has been firmly decided yet.

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Re: Interview Michael Ness about Mattathias BASIC
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Thanks to Atheist for picking this one up.

The sad thing was that it was intented for the Amiga.org magazine but that one is still on hold. But I can tell you that it will not return. Really sad. There are 2 other articles also that were for the mag. One is about a website about Kick Off 1/2 and other versions. Really worth checking out! And the other about ADA, Amiga Demoscene Archive. All 3 articles deserved the attention but it never got it. I have the column for that issue of the mag also so if there is a need for it I will publish it. And I can do the column of the Issue 0, did get released, also.

There is also a mailinglist for Mattathias BASIC:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mattathias

This is one cool project. When it is done (TM) it will kick ass. And it will also be there for MorphOS. Yes that's rigth, we don't choose sides my friends! It's one big happy family. And check out the website for Mattathias BASIC also. Forums there too.

I will have some more nice stuff on my site at the end of the week. Time to get out of town for a few days. Buckettour 2004 (C)

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Hi,

I wanted to add that if there are any questions about Mattathias BASIC you can always contact me or SideWinder about it. I also just saw that there is a new update to Amiga Demoscene Archive. The news item is below this one. Check it out people. Now we need a decent UAE version for OS4 and that site is going to have an overload.

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Quote:
It is a new Amiga version of Basic that is to be compiled to run on AOS4.0 (among others), which will be very similar to AMOS Basic. *** (It is unclear whether the programs produced will be compilable.)


The goal is that you can compile your "old" Amos code with the new program. Big task but in the planning.

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Cool... That was a good Interview.


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Quote:
Coder wrote:

The goal is that you can compile your "old" Amos code with the new program. Big task but in the planning.

Coder



Hi Coder,

I went to the forums for Mattathias BASIC, and saw a thread that said it would be compilable after I submitted the story, which just goes to show that, leave journalism to the journalists. (What's that first rule about your sources? Check, re-check, and check again!)

THEN I reread the interview, and there it was, in b/w, COMPILABLE!

I must have unconsciously blotted that fact out because it was just too good to be true!


Tell you what, the project gets done, and I'll buy an AmigaOne! (For me.)(Just kidding, I'm buying One, regardless.)

But, I would buy this SW.

I really like using Amos Pro, it's a no fuss deal, even though there are plenty of features of it that I have no clue how to use.



AmigaOne! Pre-AOS! C/++ for the experts --- Mattathias, for the rest of us!

 
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What we really need now is SHEEP!

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I'm looking foward to using this.

After watching that 16k flash animation the other day, I got all nostalgic and fired up a spectrum emulator. I was able to knock up a functional & useful program in a couple of minutes. You just don't seem to get that anymore.

 
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