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by polka
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 55
Views: 1566

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Hello, I have two QLs (both fully working at this time, both with Shoen keyboards - red function keys, both with Tetroid CF expansion cards and dual 720K floppies). I bought the first (JM rom) in Paris end 1984 even before the french version was available, for 4000FF (4000 french francs = 700 euros)...
by polka
Wed May 27, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

Hi all ! As promised, some speed comparisons between Computer One Forth and SuperForth : I will use the PERSPECTIVE.FTH program adding only a word to replace the infinite loop of AROUND by a DO loop. This word is called BROUND (why not ?). And I will also add a simpler word for DREAM called BREAM. :...
by polka
Sat May 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

Hi all ! I hereby consecrate my yesterday mistyping (naming Digital Precision "SupperForth") because, as I tried to transfer securely PERSPECTIVE_FTH from the environment of my Qemulator (where I developped it), to my BBQL+TetroidCF : I almost missed my supper ! To make sure that all of yo...
by polka
Wed May 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

Hi All, In the zipped code for 3D animations with SuperFORTH, attached to the post above, the words ported from the ComputerOne FORTH are in the middle between two comment lines ( ******************* ) In front of that, I had to code some words missing in SuperFORTH and after that, I had to rewrite ...
by polka
Sun May 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

Hi All ! Not a lot of JEDIs following this thread ! I took the time (a lot of time, but I am still confined at my ski resort) to port the software I described in the posts above to the "Ill-named SUPPER" FORTH (mistyping after all intented). This is it : PERSPECTIVE_FTH.zip The animation o...
by polka
Mon May 04, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

Hi all ! And may the forth be with you. :D Today is THE day when the FORTH will be with you If anyone has any good Forth listings, I would be interested in seeing them. (since you want... some listings). B.gif This is a little application that I coded for ComputerOne FORTH thirty years ago ; it draw...
by polka
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: For all German Reader and Especially Bavarian
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: For all German Reader and Especially Bavarian

Hi,

While Python is available everywhere - in many modern machines - what would be the use of porting is on our antediluviant QLs ? moreover, as you say, it's a moving target.

POLKa
by polka
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: String + Numbers .... help!
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: String + Numbers .... help!

I stumbled on this problem recently, as I was trying to code a simple model for an epidemy propagating in a population of 60000000. This number was too large for using QL integers (limited to 32767), and when using floats, the QL would not format the output to my will. :mrgreen: Of course, I should ...
by polka
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: String + Numbers .... help!
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: String + Numbers .... help!

Actually, it is not so simple : Let's try : A = 60000000 PRINT#2,A The QL will answer (on device #2) : 6E7 If you want him to print 60000000 you have to code this little procedure : 1 DEFine PROCedure IP(device,precision,value) 2 f$="" 3 FOR i = 1 to precision 4 f$ = f$ & "#"...
by polka
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 21
Views: 1119

Re: Forth

ACE Forth was close to 79-standard but wasn't. The main difference was that it didn't use SCREENS, instead you could decompile words, edit them and add them back. It was a very inventive move given that there was no storage system which would allow SCREENS. The cassette interface would be entirely ...