[TUHS] Compilation "vs" byte-code interpretation, was Re: Looking back to 1981 - what pascal was popular on what unix?

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 14:53:50 AEST 2022

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 10:17 AM Paul Winalski <paul.winalski at gmail.com>

> On 1/30/22, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
> > And I think I've heard the Infocom compilers' bytecode called "Z-code" (I
> > use this term too).
> That is correct.  The Infocom games ran on an interpreter for an
> abstract machine called the Z-machine.  Z-code is the Z-machine's
> instruction set.  There is a freeware implementation out there called
> Frotz.
There's a reasonably functional Frotz implementation for TOPS-20, as it
happens.  The ZIP interpreter was easier to port to 2.11BSD on the PDP-11.


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