NEW: Alpha-testing for new MUSIC compiler announced

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18 Nov 1996 00:21:29 -0500

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Date: 18 Nov 1996 00:21:29 -0500
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MUSIC compiler development team begins accepting public alpha-testing
applications for future release of MUSIC IDE.

        MUSIC stands far Multi-purpose Universal Symbolic Instruction
Code. The MUSIC compiler is the first in a new generation of x86
processor Compilers, which will add a totally new dimension to
computer programming.

        Imagine a compiler with the speed and power of C/C++ matched with
the simplicity and versatility of BASIC, combined with a dynamic
structure unlike any other compiler currently available.

        This is just the start of what the fully developed power of MUSIC
will have. In addition to this, you will no longer have to mess
around with trying to determine which header files to include with
your program modules, and what prototypes to add. One of MUSIC's many
planned features is a 'SMART' compiler which among other things, keeps
track of what routines you use, and adds them, and their dependents
automatically to your finished product. Not only that, but it allows
for the easy addition, deletion,update, and modification of these
routines that you can make, or share with others. This ability is
made possible by MUSIC's Dynamic Token Registry (DTR) feature which
literally gives you full control over the grammar and functions of
your language.

        The original releases of the MUSIC compiler will come shipped with
a 'work-in-progress basic-like' grammar set, which will also be 100%
QuickBasic compatible.

        MUSIC also compiles directly to assembly code, and has a 'smart'
optimizer which works off of a variation of the DTR, to optimize your
code based on your programming style. Being directly to Assembly
means no interpretive modules to link in or run from like QuickBasic,
Effectively presenting QuickBasic's abilities and simplicities with a
full featured C type compiler.

        WE NEED YOUR HELP. The compiler is still in its early stages of
development. We are now at the point as to where we are ready to
start taking applications/requests for individuals to take part in the
alpha testing stage of the compilers development. It's only through a
massive level of testing and user feedback and response that we will
be able to fully develop the MUSIC compiler into it's full potential.

        WHAT BEING AN ALPHA-TESTER MEANS. As an Alpha-Tester to MUSIC,
you will be given access to download the latest versions of the alpha
releases of the compiler, and it's support utilities. This will allow
you to further test and evaluate its performance, as well as being to
allow you to familiarize yourself with it's features and to begin
developing simple programs for it. It also means that you provide us
your feedback on the compilers operation, as well as bug reports that
you find, and suggestions for additional features.

the Alpha testing for the MUSIC compiler will be a closed testing
procedure, which means that you must request to take part in the
testing, and be approved. This will get you all the needed
information you will require to use the compiler, as well as the
needed passwords to decrypt the distribution files.

        HOW TO REQUEST TO BE IN THE ALPHA-TESTING. If you would like to
request to take part in the testing of MUSIC, or you have any
questions, please send e-mail to Bryon Quackenbush <> who
will be heading up the development and testing of MUSIC.

Bryon Quackenbush

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