Thanks for the kind words an the help.
Sure, feel free to link to the posts and the dev list. I'm trying to share "journey" (I know, sounds corny) back into retro-programming in hopes that it will help others do the same. I feel it's the "I can see further for I stand on the shoulders of giants", I not be able to do on my Apple ][ what I can now without those "giants" and if what I write can help someone else springboard into it, even better! I'll where I can and hopefully more in the future as I learn more.
It's been a lot of fun and helped me focus on actually doing some retro stuff.
Comparing sizes is a great idea, I'll look into that as well. I want to look at doing whatever comparisons I can either speed, size or easy of use and also other languages. PLASMA is a great thing and has a lot of things going for it. As with anything, it's about tradeoffs and the right tool for the job and having the data to make those decisions will hopefully help someone.
Thanks again for the feedback and the help with the code I was working with,