|Announcement: new T3X compiler and IDE firstname.lastname@example.org (Nils M Holm) (2000-08-27)|
|From:||Nils M Holm <email@example.com>|
|Date:||27 Aug 2000 22:20:51 -0400|
T3X -- A Minimum Procedural Language, Release 6.7
TIDE -- T3X Integrated Development Environment (Beta)
T3X is a small, portable, procedural, block-structured, recursive,
almost typeless, and to some degree object-oriented programming
language. Its syntax is similar to Pascal and BCPL, but simpler.
The reference target of the compiler is a 16-bit bytecode machine.
Native code backends for 8086 and 386-based processors exist.
The DOS/EXE backend runs even on FreeBSD, so T3X may be used for
cross-compiling DOS programs.
TIDE is a simple full-screen (text mode) IDE for T3X.
Precompiled T3X and TIDE packages for FreeBSD and DOS, the full
compiler source code, a language manual, and some additional tools
may be downloaded at
The compiler is distributed under a BSD-style license.
FreeBSD 3.x (ELF) [probably works on 4.x, too]
FreeBSD 2.x (a.out)
Generic (bytecode only)
The core language (except for the dynamic loader interface) should
be very easy to port to any platform providing a K&R C compiler.
+ Static arrays are first-class objects.
+ The array syntax allows to define even complex structures
+ Members of in-line arrays may be computed at compile time
(increasing efficiency) or run time (increasing flexibility).
+ Separate compilation is implemenetd using a simple object-
oriented approach which is solely based upon classes, objects,
+ There is a strict order of evaluation in nested procedure
+ Modular compiler with separate translator, loader, optimizer,
and native code backends
+ Small size (The DOS compiler + full documentation + IDE fits
on a single 1440K floppy.)
+ Portable bytecode interpreter in K&R C
+ Bytecode loader, optimizer and dead procedure filter
+ Native code backends for 386 and 8086 family processors
+ Runtime support for FreeBSD (ELF and a.out) and DOS
+ Dynamic loader interface on FreeBSD and DOS (emulated)
+ Classes: I/O-streams, malloc()-style memory managament,
string manipulation, TTY control (dynamically loaded), etc.
Nils M Holm <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- http://www.T3X.org/
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