[GLLUG] [OT] Couple of pieces of software you might want to try

Adrian McMenamin adrianmcmenamin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 12:21:11 UTC 2012

I hope this won't be seen as too much of an intrusion but hopefully
GLLUG is the sort of audience that might appreciate these...

I have written a BASIC-as-a-DSL - BINSIC (Binsic Is Not Sinclair
Instruction Code) - which is broadly based on ZX80/ZX81 BASIC (it adds
LEFT$, MID$ and RIGHT$ which were missing in the Sinclair BASICs of
that vintage and I am afraid you cannot use GOTO statements in loops
without crashing) - and I have also written a version of Conway's Game
of Life to go with it.

It is written in Groovy but anyone with Java should be able to run the
jar file here: and the BASIC is here:   - java -jar binsic.jar life.bas should
run it.

Secondly, I wrote a Hex Editor - I know there is not exactly a
shortage of these but I couldn't find one that did what I wanted
(handle big- and little-endian representations and display addresses
in block:offset format). Hexxed also has a Vi-like interface.

It's fully functional but would need more work if it were ever to
'compete' with more established editors - if you have time to have a
look at it and give me any feedback I'd appreciate it.

It's at - again it's Groovy but java
-jar hexed.jar should run it anywhere you have bog-standard Java

These are both pieces of free software (GPL v3) so I have commercial
interest here. You can get the sources at



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