OS-9 page at the Wikipedia posted by admin
OS-9 "easter eggs" posted by admin
March 16, 2002 7:02:22 PM
-- Did you know that there are a few hidden easter egg messages in OS-9? As far back as the original OS-9 for the 6809, Microware
engineers would hide a short message somewhere to leave their mark in the code. Check out the App Notes page for an article that discusses a few of these hidden eggs...
Ultra-C compiler updates? posted by admin
March 12, 2002 12:46:50 AM
Software's Ultra-C compiler has a few new enhancements that are part of the 3.2 release (which is out for MIPS32, IXP1200 and maybe some other processors). One big one is an option to let it parse the "ANSI illegal" C++ style comments ("//") in normal C code. This should make porting code to OS-9 a bit easier (even though a simple search/replace in Hawk could change that for you automatically -- there is an app note about this on Microware
's site). The other interesting change is the apparent support of "long long" on processors that do not have 64-bit support. Again, something good for porting. More updates when I hear them...