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Old 04 July 2008, 10:07   #1
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Post PortablE r2 released



A new version of PortablE has been released. PortablE is an AmigaE compiler, written from scratch in E, and able to compile itself. It supports Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS & MorphOS.

The main changes for this release are:
* Programs can now be compiled on an OS4 machine, thanks to support for GCC v4 & NewLib.
* Programs can now be run from Workbench, and "wbmessage" is supported.
* Shell return codes are now support, by returning a value from main().
* Added a Run Time Type Information (RTTI) system for classes.
* Fixed several bugs, including an OS4-specific one.

If you want to find out more, or wish to download it, then please visit it's home page:
cshandley.co.uk/portable
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A bit more information on PortablE:

It attempts to improve on the AmigaE language, and also to make it portable across various OSes. Backwards compatibility was not a top priority, although I feel it is pretty good now.

PortablE is not a traditional compiler, because it doesn't output machine code, or even assembler, but rather it translates your code into another language (not just C++) for a chosen OS (not just AmigaOS). You would then be expected to give the output code to a 'real' compiler.

When PortablE is generating the target code, it tries to preserve most of the formatting & layout of the (original) source code. The aim here is that someone could edit the target code instead, and perhaps even use it instead of the source code.
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