- Apr 19, 2006
- State of Being
Ah. What I meant was the last DOS built with machine language before they started coding it in C.I think the last DOS was 6 unless you want to include Win 95-98 which was built on DOS. I'm a little foggy on that anymore. But obviously I was being sarcastic about wanting to use that anymore. Although it does impress the young'uns when I break out the CMD box and blast through a search or other magic they've never seen before. It makes me look like a shaman.
Pretty sure it was 3.0/3.1 but it's been many years now. Was peppier before they went to to C.
I never got the whole machine language bit very well, although I had PowerBasic or some such that would let you insert some code inline with the basic stuff. I used other peoples code for speed up; the PowerBasic I won on AOL for answering questions about programming BASIC. Man that seems like a century ago. AOL, Compuserve and some really really slow graphic interface online service I can't remember the name of was about it except for BB. Course anything graphic on a dialup WATTS line was not gonna move fast. I mostly stuck to Compuserve.