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I talked to some Novell Employees at the SuSE Novell booth a couple years ago at Linux Expo in NYC. They said that Novell was compiled with Watcom. --Zippy1981 05:16, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Watcom compilers basis for Commodore Super Pet[edit]

The products: Waterloo BASIC, WATCOM APL, WATCOM COBOL, WATCOM FORTRAN, WATCOM Pascal and the Waterloo 6809 Assembler were used in the Commodore Super Pet which was created with them in mind. The hardware (additions to the Pet) were done in Toronto and software at Waterloo.

This was a Commodore Pet with the processor (6801?) removed and a daughterboard in its place with a Motorola 6809 and 64K of RAM for the compilers on it. The Super Pet was sold with all the WatCom software. It was developed partially before the release of the 6809 with Waterloo getting the NDA spec for the processor from Commodore without Motorola knowledge.

The idea was that this would be a teaching computer as it contained many of the programming languages that would be taught in a Computer Science class. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:44, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

VX-REXX release date[edit]

I'm not 100% sure when VX-REXX came out. Help|Product Information says it's copyright 1993-1994, but it could have been earlier. Rosuav (talk) 04:55, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

FWIW, Watcom C code really was faster[edit]

I saw the citation needed tag on that issue, fair enough.

Back in the mid 90's, I was on a game development team that benchmarked the same code in MSVC, Borland and Watcom, and the Watcom code did get us measurable, nontrivial improvements over the other two, IIRC on the order of 15% or so. I believe Watcom's underlying libs attained a boost by simply doing less, skipping a lot of defensive coding practices and customary expected behaviors that weren't mandated in the C spec. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Waterloo & Watcom[edit]

  1. Whether Watcom was evolved from the Waterloo university itself?
  2. Here, it is written as Watcom was established in 1974.

--Vssun (talk) 05:47, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Key points[edit]

There is a template on this article suggesting discussing the lead section and key points here, but no discussion here. One that I never understood is the connection between Watcom (selling compilers for MS-DOS and Windows) and the producer of the WATFOR and WATFIV compilers for IBM mainframes. Which ones came directly from the University of Waterloo, and which from Watcom? Gah4 (talk) 20:02, 27 October 2016 (UTC)