BASIC Speed Benchmark Tests


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Geoffg

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Posted: 12:02am 12 Feb 2012      

That is an amazing speed difference.

MMBasic is written in C (not hand crafted assembler like MicroSoft BASIC) and as a hobby project. My aim was to run at least as fast as the old computers but I did not expect it to be that much faster.

All the credit should go to the PIC32. It is an amazing chip. Writing code for it is very much like writing for the huge minicomputers of 10 or 15 years ago and sometimes I have to stop and look at the little chip to remind myself that everything is happening in there... and at an exceptional speed.

Thanks Rob, a great post.

Geoff
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