Friday, August 21, 2009

Vault-OS Tcl Automation On A PC Stamp?!?

I got this running on a TinyPC x86 device from here:

It's a scriptable Tcl 6.* with almost all the features you would need in an embeddable controller in less than 60K for the kernel. Not too shabby at all.

I've been using a VFD 4 line display I got from BGMicro as the output device but it could support a full VGA text screen if you wanted to hook one up.

I think this would be better than PowerBasic for DOS because it is a scriptable core. New features and functionality can be added without having to recompile the kernel.

Still experimenting with it but my initial impression after 8-9 hours is that it is utterly kick-ass as an embedded control language in real mode DOS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting. Looking forward to future updates !!!!