Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
24 Feb 2021 06:39
In my experience Amiga scene has a major Assembly coder community.
Mostly all demos and games are coded in ASM, but also many good tools and programs were written in pure ASM.
Parts of the Amiga OS were written in ASM.
Many programs on Amiga, some games and major parts of the Operating System were written in C. Amiga had several very good C compilers. Today most popular is GCC.
3) MODULA and OBERON
AMIGA did once had a very good OBERON and MODULA community.
While ASM programs and C programs can crash - OBERON programs can not. OBERON is similar to PASCAL and was invented by the same person. According to the inventor he made PASCAL to teach children had to code, and he created OBERON for people to really code.
OBERON is very good to develop and programs where stability and usability of the program has a high priority.
4) AMOS/BLITZ on AMIGA was a scene of junior game coders which wanted to write games but did not want to go the full mile to write their game in ASM like the Pros. For them AMOS /BLITZ are a good alternative.