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From: 15A (Steven Flintham) Subject: 'Software History' article I found this very interesting but I can't seem to find a reference to the author/submitter anywhere in the magazine. Is there any chance of a follow up article? From: 15A (Steven Flintham) Subject: Brian Raw's Small C article I found this very interesting as I personally never got very far with Small C. I had no previous experience with C when I started using it and I could never be sure whether it was my fault or the compiler's when something didn't work. I did try it again about a month ago and managed to compile a small program with it, although it took ages. I was using a 40T ADFS disc though - perhaps someone with a better system could let me know what the compilation speed is on it, just as a matter of interest? I'd also be extremely interested if anyone who has one of the commercial BBC C compilers could write an article describing it, especially if they have also had experiences of C compilers on other systems. (Although I haven't been all that complimentary about it, I'd like to stress that I am still very grateful to the author of Small C for releasing it into the public domain - I couldn't even approach writing a C compiler myself.) From: 15A (Steven Flintham) Subject: Martin Wilson's articles I thought that the articles about the Amstrad NC100 and the BBC sales brochure were very good. I might even buy an NC100 myself if I ever find a really cheap one. I'd really like a cheap portable but I don't really need one (I make about six train journeys a year when I could use one but that's about it) and there are so many other things I want to buy as well... To: 999 (all members) From: K8G (Jonathan Harston) Subject: Archiver Program Well, I prefer my version of Archive, oiginally written by Andrew Black and rewritten by me to be faster and friendlier. The only thing it can't dothat Chris's can (at the moment) is extract single files from an archive.