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The Retrobits Podcast

Nov 13, 2006


Floating point numbers keep it real.

Welcome to Show 065!  This week's Topic: The C Programming Language, Part II!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast...

The World of Commodore 2006 is coming on Dec 2, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!  Check out the info at the TPUG web site.
If you want to try C/C++ (or C#, or VB.NET), have a look at the free Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions from Microsoft.
Another great option for C/C++ on Windows and DOS is OpenWatcom!
If C for the 6502 is your goal, then cc65 has just the compiler for you...
Specifically for the Commodore 64 and 128, here's some information on a popular compiler, Power C!
Brian Kernighan, co-author of The C Programming Language, has a website here.  You can read about him on Wikipedia here...
Dennis Ritchie, creator of C and co-author of The C Programming Language, has a website here, and Wikipedia info here...
The GE-600 (otherwise known as Honeywell 6000) with the funky 36 bit C variables?  Read about it at Wikipedia here...
Finally, some history of the evolution of the C language can be found at!

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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl