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Hiya- I'm an old Apple II programmer.. but never got into Mac's until recently. I got a Performa 450 from a friend so that I can use it with an Apple IIe card that I have. Installed is System 7.5.5. I've got an interest in doing some programming on the Mac under OS 7.5.5 if it's possible... Does anyone know of any freely available development environments (preferably C/C++)? Also, access to a 68k assembler would be nice too. Does anyone know of any older development environments/systems that I should look out for, perhaps so I can try and spot a ...

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    Default Help! Retro programmer on retro Performa 450 / System 7.5.5


    Hiya-

    I'm an old Apple II programmer.. but never got into Mac's until
    recently. I got a Performa 450 from a friend so that I can use
    it with an Apple IIe card that I have. Installed is System 7.5.5.

    I've got an interest in doing some programming on the Mac
    under OS 7.5.5 if it's possible...

    Does anyone know of any freely available development environments
    (preferably C/C++)? Also, access to a 68k assembler would be nice
    too.

    Does anyone know of any older development environments/systems that I
    should look out for, perhaps so I can try and spot a copy on eBay?

    Where can I find technical information on programming under OS 7.5.5?

    Thanks for any pointers you can provide!

    // CHRIS

    Chris Guest

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    Default Re: Help! Retro programmer on retro Performa 450 / System 7.5.5

    On Sat, 31 Jan 2004, Chris Morse wrote:
     
    You should still be able to get MPW off apple

    Fred
     

    Frederick Guest

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    Chris Morse <no.spam.com> wrote in message news:<com>... 

    I believe Think Pascal 4.5 is freely available.

    also check out

    http://developer.apple.com/tools/mpw-tools/
    jpa Guest

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    Frederick Cheung <DUH.ucam.org> wrote in message news:<srcf.societies.cam.ac.uk>... 
    > You should still be able to get MPW off apple
    >
    > Fred
    > [/ref]

    If you can find older releases of CodeWarrior or ThinkC, they would
    work well on that box. Now for progamming, Inside Macintosh details
    the systems and API you are dealing with. It would also help to
    download some programs and study them. Some examples would be:

    http://www.smfr.org/mtnw/ - NewsWatcher News client
    for Mac source
    available
    http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze35xda/software.html - SERMON
    serial yzer for Mac OS

    Codewarrior 5 Code (C++)

    I wouldn't worry too much about 68K assemblers. I've been
    programming 68K systems for years (on bare metal Embedded systems and
    Macs) and the amount of ASM code I've written would maybe fill a
    couple of pages. You just don't need it very often because you can do
    the same things in C. Compilers are good enough these days that hand
    optimization rarely gains enough to make it worthwhile. But if you
    need it Codewarrior has it.

    --jim
    Jim Guest

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    be (jpa) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 
    >
    > I believe Think Pascal 4.5 is freely available.
    >
    > also check out
    >
    > http://developer.apple.com/tools/mpw-tools/[/ref]

    MPW has C,C++, and Pascal. It is industrial strength, but is
    command-line oriented like unix.

    Kaydell
    Kaydell Guest

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    Hi Kaydell,

    com (Kaydell) writes: 

    Well, the C++ is pretty dated and pre-standard.

    benny
    Benjamin Guest

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    Chris Morse <no.spam.com> wrote:
     

    MPW is an downloadable at apples website in the developer section.
    C, Ancient "Pre ANSI" C++, and Assembler.

    regards,
    Tom_E

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    Thomas Guest

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