Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:56 UTC
Games While many won't understand the significance of this, this really is kind of a big deal. After accidentally stumbling on the source code for the original Prince of Persia, its creator, Jordan Mechner, has released it as open source. It took some magic to get the code, written in Apple II assembly, off the 23-year old disks. Prince of Persia created an entire genre and left an impression on the games industry that lasts to this very day. Having the original code out and about is huge.
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Assembly language source code
by YEPHENAS on Tue 17th Apr 2012 08:58 UTC
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2008-07-14

To most of today's programmers having assembly language source code is like having no source code at all. Maybe someone should cross-compile it to JavaScript and HTML5 canvas for them. Wait, I just heard that JavaScript is the assembly language of the web and thus too low-level. So CoffeeScript it should be.

Edited 2012-04-17 09:13 UTC

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