Thanks, I haven't found any other volunteers except a guy in South
Africa who seems to have no porting experience at all.
>Any offhand guesses as to the memory requirements ?
>Will it be usable in >640K or will I need a memory extender ?
On the Mac the interpreter is about 200 kBytes and runs in 1 Meg,
although it runs out of memory parsing long modules such as testall.py
(which really should be split anyway). This includes the STDWIN
module which doesn't apply on the PC. I expect it will be at least
somewhat functional on the PC in 640 k. I don't know anything about
memory expanders; they will have to be integrated with malloc (so the
program can allocate expanded memory using malloc) or you'd be in deep
trouble using one.
>I have ported a few things to DOS, but I'm not that adept in
>portability requirements - I would think the goal for dos would
>be to have an executable that could be shipped instead of the
That's my idea as well.
>( And some of the dos memory extenders will not allow
>this without royalty agreements ! )
That would be out of the question :-(
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