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

Comments

  • Peter JakackiPeter Jakacki Posts: 9,081
    edited 2018-09-14 - 04:14:54
    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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