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Old 16 June 2016, 12:30   #1
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Recommended compiler?

Just wondering if anyone could recommend what is the most favourable compiler for Amos pro?

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Old 16 June 2016, 13:30   #2
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AFAIK there is only one of them, there was a project to fix all the bugs in it though
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Old 16 June 2016, 13:37   #3
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Oh ok.

I only ask because I found a page which stated that the Amos 'compilers' have been made available suggesting there was more than one but the link it provided was broken. I did also find info on one called Mattathias Basic Compiler which is open source and apparently Amos compatible.
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Old 16 June 2016, 14:06   #4
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interesting, never heard of it before, seems like dead project though
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Old 16 June 2016, 14:36   #5
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Shame.

I just went with the standard compiler so I'll see how that goes. I just wanted to see if compiling would maybe make everything a bit faster.

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Mattathias project started before the AmosPro Compiler went open source. It's only a parser for now but I doubt it will become more than that. The two people involved are working on new compiler infrastructure to improve the Amiga developer landscape.
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Old 17 June 2016, 02:23   #8
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Not yet. Too soon to say.
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Old 17 June 2016, 22:06   #9
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I only ask because I found a page which stated that the Amos 'compilers' have been made available suggesting there was more than one
There are several... there's the compiler for AMOS: The Creator (which itself has a few different versions) and then there is one for AMOS Pro.


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I think you've said too much already
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Old 17 June 2016, 22:12   #10
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Some have said to me Amos the creater creates faster compiled files, I dont know.

Backbone compiles from Workbench (iirc ascii files) so in theory It might be possible to write straight in a Text editor and compile instead of running in Amos I.e skip using the Amos GUI altogether.

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Every time you use Backbone, kittens die, so please don't.

There will be replacements, so either be patient, or ... code one, that is a good exercise!
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Old 18 June 2016, 16:44   #12
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The AMOS Pro compiler can be used from the CLI; it's documented in the official manual.
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Old 18 June 2016, 16:48   #13
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If theres a syntax error etc does the compiler tell you what line? it may be possible to come up with a better GUI so all programs are compiled rather than interpreted.
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Old 20 June 2016, 20:36   #14
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I have never had a syntax error in a program that I compile, because I usually test them in the editor/interpreter beforehand. AMOS Pro's compiler does allow you to include or exclude error messages as you desire, so it probably doesn't check for syntax errors. I shall test this shortly.

Edit: Just tested it with the Screen Open instruction, and the AMOS Pro compiler does indeed highlight syntax errors. It tells you the line and the instruction which is the cause of the error

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Old 20 June 2016, 23:14   #15
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I dont know what language would be suitable to make such a GUI Text editor, something very light weight maybe something like AmigaBasic to make a very simple text editor interface like the one used in Blitz. Then like you say the complier can give you the line of a error add a option to run and compile redirect any text ouptut from the compiler to >> Ram: then to the GUI - only a idea.
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