Pascal SP-4015 "C"

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Pascal SP-4015 "C"

Post by hlide » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:56 am

When I tested RAMTEST.MZF on my MZ-80K, I found out the string "PASCAL SP-4015" in the comment section of the header. Looking at this page, I noticed there is a "C" version marked as unknown (that is, what differs between "C" version and normal version is unknown). My little finger tells me that C probably stands for "compiler". Why do I think so? well, RAMTEST is an executable binary file full of Z80 instructions. So it could make sense that it was compiled from a PASCAL compiler, hence "PASCAL SP-4015" added by the compiler in the header.

That's obviously just a wild speculation.

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Re: Pascal SP-4015 "C"

Post by hlide » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:40 pm

The sizes between the normal version and the "C" version are the same and their differences in bytes are so negligible that there is no way a compiler is embedded. So this "C" is still a mystery. And why there is "PASCAL SP-4015" in the comment section of the header is also a mystery.

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Re: Pascal SP-4015 "C"

Post by mz-80a » Thu May 03, 2018 8:03 am

If a comment field in the file buffer isn't cleared down properly when you next save a file then it'll just be saved along with the current file. Could be a remnant of something else that was in memory before this file was saved.
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Re: Pascal SP-4015 "C"

Post by hlide » Thu May 03, 2018 9:02 am

Indeed.

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