View Full Version : programming languages for System 7

January 13th, 2007, 07:12 AM
I've been searching around for programming languages that will run on System 7.0.1 on a Mac Plus (emulated). Any pointers? (pun not intended)

January 13th, 2007, 10:12 AM
Symantec THINK Pascal 4.5 is supposed to be free but it looks like they've pulled the copies of it from their servers.

I've got a boxed copy of 4.0.1 here. The manuals aren't much use.

The only problem with Pascal is there's very little information on the net about it. I could only seem to find demo code and no information about system calls.

Edit: I've actually done some searching. Have a look at the programming section of http://www.jagshouse.com/classicsoftware.html

January 14th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Have a look at the programming section of http://www.jagshouse.com/classicsoftware.html

I did check that out previously, but other than the Programmer's Workbench from Apple (which I think I am going to have trouble installing; it's big and complicated, and even using HFVExplorer I'm having difficulty transferring files between my PC and the emulator--but probably just not using it right), not much seems to be available anymore. For instance, when I was an undergrad I used Scheme on a Mac (MacScheme I would imagine it was called). C would be Ideal, Pascal is sufficient, almost any other language is acceptable.

January 24th, 2007, 12:45 PM

Check out Chipmonk Basic at: http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/

This is a nice implementation of Basic that I like to use.

Versions are available for System 6.0.7 thru Mac OS X 10.4, for systems from very old Mac 512Ke's, up thru the latest G5 PowerMacs & Apple Intel iMacs & MacBooks.


January 25th, 2007, 03:35 AM
Hi Derek,

Thanks for the information. I had a corrupt version of Chipmunk Basic, so I just downloaded a new copy.

I've gotten away from my project on the Mac emulator for the time being, but I'll get back to it eventually.


January 25th, 2007, 04:29 AM
This week I installed the "mini vMac" emulator on my PowerBook G4 and have been having lots of fun with it.


It is small enough that you can install it on a USB drive, but I just installed it inside an applications folder on the hard drive. It is interesting to see how many design elements still exist in OS X and what concepts have been dropped along the way...

Now I'm looking for a copy of Lotus Jazz to run on the emulator. I want to see just how bad that software package really was.

Now my PowerBook G4 emulates Commodore 64, Apple IIe and Mac 512K. I want to download and try out some game console emulators for OS X, but have not taken the time to do so yet....