Clueless Chillout Coding

Watch as I turn a two line Python code into two screens of Z80 assembler, with the added fun that after making it work there’s no way to save the program!

This isn’t as mad as it seems, I’m using the monitor program that’s on the ROM of the RC2014. It lets me type assembly directly into the computer and execute it straight away. It’s a full, if primitive, development system.

I really like the fast iteration possible, it makes learning things so quick. Trying to do this with the edit-compile-load cycle of an emulator or cross-compiler would get in the way too much.

So grab a drink, sit back and watch me bumble through Z80 for the first time 🙂