50 years ago (about)

FORTH has it's 50's Birthday. Not as old as my beloved COBOL but worth to mention.

Chuck Moore will be giving a talk, in the Firth of Forth region of Scotland. Forth Standards meetings on the same weekend, same place.

Forth Conference (including the optional Forth Day) is Friday 14th
|September to Monday 17th September. Banquet night will be Saturday
|15th September. I hope everyone will make a special more dressy
|effort for this one.
|
|The Standards Meeting will begin on Wednesday 12th September and
|finish on Friday 14th September. Usual midday to midday timetable.
|
|The venue will be the DoubleTree Hilton Queensferry Hotel on the North
|Shore of the Firth of Forth. There is a local railway station nearby
|and Edinburgh Airport is reachable through many other hubs within
|Europe.

And now we have TAQOZ in ROM. Nobody knows if it works, yet. But it is there, physically silicon.

Enjoy!

Mike
I am just another Code Monkey.
A determined coder can write COBOL programs in any language. -- Author unknown.
Press any key to continue, any other key to quit

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this post are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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  • Peter JakackiPeter Jakacki Posts: 7,834
    edited September 14 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Maybe I should convert the Forth source code for the StarFlight game to run on a P2! :)
    800 Planets to explore!

    Here's a tiny snippet
    \ graphics support for using buttons during play                
    ( Starship Console                                7/14/86 AWK ) 
    : CLR-BUTTONS ( -- )                                            
     6 0 DO 0 I 2DUP .HIGHLIGHT (.ON) LOOP ;                        
                                                                    
    : INIT-BUTTON ( -- )                                            
     CLR-BUTTONS THIS-BUTTON OFF BLUE 0 .HIGHLIGHT ;                
                                                                    
    : (SHIP-CONSOLE) ( vs-color -- )                                
     >SSCT GREY1 !COLOR sfill GREEN GREEN DK-BLUE ?MRC !COLOR       
     VIEWSCREEN AUXSCREEN BTN-WINDOW TXT-WINDOW .BUTTONS            
     0 ERASE-BUTTONS BLACK ERASE-AUXILLARY CTERASE                  
     CLR-BUTTONS INIT-BUTTON ;                                      
                                                                    
    : SHIP-CONSOLE ( -- ) BLACK (SHIP-CONSOLE) ;                    
    \ draw the entire ship console (precede this with >LORES if in  
    \ text mode).
    

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