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The implementation of BCPL on a microcomputer Hayter, Ronald Stewart


BCPL/Z80 is a complete system for the development of BCPL programs. It runs on a microcomputer based on the Zilog Z80 processor and consists of a number of independent programs coordinated by an operating system. Among these programs are included an editor, a compiler, and a text formatter, all of which were designed for use on computers both faster and larger than an 8-bit machine. The limited resources of a microcomputer made implementation of a stand-alone program development system for a high-level language challenging. This document describes how this task was accomplished.

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