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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RE: Assembly language source code
by stew on Tue 17th Apr 2012 11:19 UTC in reply to "Assembly language source code"
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Having written my share of 6510 and 68k assembly, I looked at the linked source code and thought to myself "thank god we're not writing things in assembly any more". There are already too many moments when I wish I was using more Python and less C++ at work.

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