Vintage Computer Manuals

Vintage Computer and Classic Computer Manuals Online

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Vintage Apple Microsoft Computer Manuals :Microsoft TASC The AppleSoft Compiler Intro (1981)

Microsoft TASC

The Applesoft Compiler

Microsoft Consumer Products
Consumer Division
400 108th Ave N.E., Suite 200
Bellevue, WA, 98004
(206) 454-1315

Catalog No. 2222
Part No. 20F22


Microsoft’s TASC is designed to complement the Applesoft Interpreter, to extend the Applesoft language, and to enhance execution of Applesoft programs. The Applesoft interpreter itself was designed by Microsoft, Inc. and later modified by Apple Computer, Inc. The interpreter /compiler combination is the ideal Applesoft program development tool since programs can be quickly entered and debugged with the interpreter, then optimized for speed with the compiler.

The compiler supports the Applesoft language with only a few exceptions. Therefore most of the programs already written in Applesoft for the Apple II can be compiled with little or no change

Other major benefits provided by TASC are:

1) Increased execution speed
Applesoft programs compiled with TASC normally from two to twenty times faster than the same programs run under the interpreter.

2) Inter-program communication

Programs can be made to communicate with each other with the use of COMMON variables.
3) True integer arithmetic
Unlike the Applesoft Interpreter, TASC can perform true integer arithmetic. Integer arithmetic can greatly increase execution speed.

4) Source-code security

TASC creates machine language equivalents of Applesoft BASIC programs. This machine language file is all that needs to be distributed when a commercial application is sold. Therefore the Applesoft (called a “source” program) is protected from copy or plagiarism.

5) Disk- based compilation.

Unlike other Applesoft compilers that create the machine language version of the program in memory, TASC writes out the language program to disk as it compiles. This allows TASC to compile programs of virtually any size.

These benefits are important for speed-critical applications such as graphics, and for applications in which a large system of programs needs to be supported by a main menu. TASC is also outstanding for commercial applications sold in a competitive marketplace that require source code security.

TASC is particularly good for programs that are otherwise too large to fit into memory. By separating such programs into parts and communicating between them with COMMON variables, large systems of communicating programs can be created. TASC is an example of such a large system, since TASC was separated into parts and used to compile itself. This gives an indication of the impressive power of TASC as a programming tool.

Dated 1981

Full Microsoft TASC manual located for download pdf format at link:


Blogger Meiqing Xu said...

chanel handbags
gucci shoes
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton
michael kors outlet
red timberland boots
michael kors
coach outlet
tory burch outlet
chanel handbags
oakley sunglasses sale
fitflop shoes
chanel handbags
michael kors purse
ralph lauren outlet
insanity workout dvd
coach outlet
tods outlet store
coach outlet store online
michael kors outlet
marc jacobs handbags
toms shoes
beats by dr dre
kobe bryant shoes
oakley sunglasses
jordan 11s
true religion
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
air jordan retro
pandora charms
hollister co
ray ban sunglasses
abercrombie & fitch new york
jordan 6
hollister kids

8:36 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin outlet, ugg boots, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, tory burch outlet, longchamp outlet, burberry pas cher, michael kors pas cher, chanel handbags, air max, christian louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, sac longchamp pas cher, nike air max, jordan shoes, christian louboutin, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, nike outlet, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, prada handbags, louboutin pas cher, tiffany jewelry, nike air max, replica watches, polo outlet, nike roshe, louis vuitton, nike free run, gucci handbags, kate spade outlet, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp pas cher, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin uk, polo ralph lauren outlet online, jordan pas cher, nike free, uggs on sale, polo ralph lauren, replica watches

8:46 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

michael kors, converse pas cher, sac hermes, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet, vans pas cher, kate spade, burberry outlet, hogan outlet, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, north face, michael kors outlet, nike blazer pas cher, lululemon canada, nike free uk, ralph lauren uk, ray ban pas cher, new balance, nike tn, coach outlet store online, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, nike air max, replica handbags, hollister pas cher, nike air max uk, nike roshe run uk, ray ban uk, sac vanessa bruno, north face uk, coach purses, oakley pas cher, uggs outlet, guess pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors, abercrombie and fitch uk, mulberry uk, timberland pas cher, nike air max uk, burberry handbags, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, polo lacoste, hollister uk

8:49 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

new balance shoes, converse, baseball bats, ray ban, ferragamo shoes, vans outlet, babyliss, hermes belt, converse outlet, p90x workout, instyler, louboutin, mac cosmetics, lancel, jimmy choo outlet, mont blanc pens, wedding dresses, valentino shoes, celine handbags, ghd hair, vans, nike air max, hollister, bottega veneta, ralph lauren, north face outlet, lululemon, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, oakley, insanity workout, iphone cases, chi flat iron, gucci, mcm handbags, soccer shoes, abercrombie and fitch, nike roshe run, asics running shoes, soccer jerseys, hollister clothing, reebok outlet, hollister, beats by dre, herve leger, nike huaraches, timberland boots, longchamp uk, nike trainers uk, nike air max

8:53 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ugg, moncler, montre pas cher, moncler, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, links of london, canada goose, doudoune moncler, marc jacobs, pandora uk, pandora jewelry, louis vuitton, ugg pas cher, canada goose jackets, pandora jewelry, canada goose outlet, replica watches, canada goose outlet, swarovski, pandora charms, moncler uk, moncler, karen millen uk, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, canada goose, wedding dresses, ugg uk, juicy couture outlet, supra shoes, moncler outlet, juicy couture outlet, swarovski crystal, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, hollister, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, coach outlet, toms shoes, louis vuitton, canada goose

8:57 PM  
Blogger raybanoutlet001 said...

coach outlet
mont blanc outlet
jordan shoes
michael kors outlet
minnesota vikings jerseys
ralph lauren uk
michael kors bags
cheap ugg boots
replica watches
ugg boots

1:23 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home