This version adds support for x86-64, so that both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Spitbol are now available.
Downloads in the traditional form are no longer directly supported, since both “Google Code” and “Github” no longer provide downloads built by the project.
Spitbol is now available only from its home at github.com/hardbol/spitbol.
If you wish to use git to work with the probject, use:
$ git clone http://github.com/hardbol/spitbol
If you just want to use the system, then select “Download ZIP” from the project home page, and extract the files from that.
The binaries for 32-bit and 64-bit versions can be found in
This 64-bit version is built by default, as 32-bit processors are no longer widely used.
Three tools are needed to build Spitbol:
- A C compiler
- A C runtime library
- An assembler
Previous versions used gcc and glibc for the compiler and runtime support, and the nasm assembler.
The make file
makefile now uses tcc and musl to build (only) the 64-bit version. To build the 32-bit version and/or to use gcc, use
This version rescinds the support for Unicode added in version 13.05. (This caused enough problems that it was deemed best to abandon this experiment.)
- The SAVE function doesn’t work. (This loss of function occurred whilst adding 64-bit support).
Note that SAVE mode was mainly of interest back in the day when Spitbol was proprietary,
so that one could distribute a program written in Spitbol without having to disclose the source.