The book comes in two volumes, one of 160 pages comprising the notes and commentary,
and one of 82 pages comprising the listings of the compiler and interpreter. Due to
currency differences, I cannot give an exact price, but it is expensive – say in the
£22 (sterling) region. I think that it would not prove very valuable to the average
microcomputer user – I’d suggest P.J. Brown’s ‘Writing Interactive Compilers and
Interpreters’ or the same author’s ‘Pascal from BASIC’ as being of more general use.
If you are interested in the design of compilers, then a detailed study of one of
the important modern compilers for a modern structured language may well prove
enticing. See it first! After all £22 is a lot of money for a book, even in this
inflationary age. A note in the book says that machine readable versions of the
source programs are available from the publisher. These would be of interest if one
had access to a larger machine to cross compile the compiler, subject to
compatibility of formats and pricing. Most probably the source will be available
only in professional tape and floppy disk formats.
One Nascom RAM A board with 32K RAM and ROM (4x2708) ZEAP. Works perfectly at 2.5
or 4MHz. £75 the lot. Phone ____-______ evenings.
Nascom 1, 32K RAM, 8K ROM BASIC, graphics, Nas-Bug & Nas-Sys, sound, many extras
including tapes (games, assembler, etc). Built in professional case. All
documentation and INMC mags. £250 ONO. Tandy thermal printer (works with Nascom)
£70 ONO. Both £300 ONO. Phone Southend (____) _____ – Evenings.
Teletype KSR33 printer. Excellent condition. RS232 i/f. Demonstration on Nascom
2. £70. Keyboard plus case. 80 keys. £10. Tel. Crowthorne ____.
Nascom 2, 4MHz, 1200 baud, 32K RAM, keyboard case, cassette player, programs,
books, graphics. £300. 56 2114’s 200nS, 4 2716 5V EPROMs £60. ___-___-____.
Teletype. Creed 444 (recent model) in excellent condition. Ideal for program
listings. Includes software and serial interface for immediate connection to your
Nascom 2. All this for only £75. Pick up from Chelmsford (Essex) or Crewe
(Cheshire). Phone Mark Hughes on (____) ______.
Bits and P.C.s Toolkit in EPROM. £15. Mr Trewartha. Tel. ____-_____.
IBM 3982 heavy duty Golfball printer with split platen, pin feed platen, 6 fabric
ribbons, 6 carbon film ribbons, 2 golfballs (Courier 72, US ASCII) and box of
wide pinfeed paper. £250 ONO. Phone _____-____. (Bucks.)
There is now a Nascom Owners Club in Northern Ireland. The club meets every 2nd
Wednesday in each month at Newburn Electronics, 58 Manse Road, Ballycarry, Co.
Antrim. Tel. Whitehead 78330.