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DBNUT - The ROM builder project
08-24-2014, 05:33 AM
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RE: [HP41] bldrom - The ROM builder project
(08-23-2014 07:34 PM)cgh Wrote:  At this time, my data-base is filled up to 500 functions taken from the following ROM:

- SANDBOX, SANDMATH, BUFFERLAND, ALPHABOX, TOOLBOX,

So, now a ROM for Coconut may be released as a set of source code and a script to build it directly. If some user just have interest in a couple of functions, they just need to developp their own script to build their "cutomized" ROM.

Interesting to say the least, it's like having an "a la carte" module taking your functions from source chunks of source code. Two difficulties that's you'll be likely to encounter are:

1. sometimes the source chunks will be very large, as functions are sub-routinized and imbricated in complex dependencies. Think for instance on the Polling points, or the bank-switched calls...

2. as a result of that the redundancy will be unavoidable, thus using up valuable space. Also you mentioned the XROM and the FAT order will be different from the original arrangements, which in some instances it has a bearing in the functionality as well.

The amount of testing required is not to be underestimated but sure it's a fun and interesting project, hope to see some examples soon - thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
'AM
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DBNUT - The ROM builder project - cgh - 08-23-2014, 07:34 PM
RE: [HP41] bldrom - The ROM builder project - Ángel Martin - 08-24-2014 05:33 AM
RE: DBNUT - The ROM builder project - cgh - 02-16-2018, 09:42 AM



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