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by polka
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: Forth

Hi all, This is the complete version of my TARTAN generator, working on a BBQL both in 4 colors 512x256 and in 8 colors 256x256 MODES. For Supper Forth ! On a modern 16/9 LDC TV, the BBQL displays square pixels in MODE 4, and gets the (good) aspect ration using words 4WEAVE ; but to get the same (go...
by polka
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: Forth

Yes, I remember now : the Forth conference that I attended was in Forth-Germany. I went to Scotland only once, for a mechanical engineering seminar (several years before the Forth confernce in Germany). I am old, you know...
by polka
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: Forth

So a programming language that's named after a Scottish river that can produce Tartans on a QL ! :-) On a SINCLAIR QL ! I don't remember when, but we had a Forth convention in a town named Forth (also in Scotland ?). For the moment, the QL cannot cook haggish, but I will try... Haggish is stuffed s...
by polka
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Forth
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: Forth

Hi all ! Jedi is back In another post, I showed a random dot autostereography generator written in Oberon for an emulation of the Ceres workstation. Why no try it in a BBQL ? Indeed, with the limited display resolution, you may not reach nice 3D, only kind of basis low-relief images. ( by the way, d...
by polka
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 1818

Re: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

As a student, my better "worst thing" was to program FORTRAN on a formatted paper sheet and have it corrected by my teacher with red ink. POLKa Indeed, my engineering school did not own a single computer at that time : got one the next year, where you had to program on punched cards. (but ...
by polka
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Neither QL nor FORTH
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Neither QL nor FORTH

Actually, the Oberon kind of Pascal was the langage used for developping the runtime/framework environment (and applications) for CERES, a graphic workstation that was designed (in 1985!) at ETHZ by a team led by Niklaus Wirth for educationnal purposes. Shortly after that, this framework was ported ...
by polka
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Neither QL nor FORTH
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Neither QL nor FORTH

Here a little program to show what a Component Pascal source looks like : Racine.zip This program demonstrate the square root operation (algorithm) formerly taught at school ; the zip file contains the Component Pascal source and a picture of the graphic interface, that a Black Box tool let compose ...
by polka
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Neither QL nor FORTH
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Neither QL nor FORTH

Component Pascal is the last langage of the lineage of Niklaus Wirth (starting with ALGOL). Start looking here : http://blackboxframework.org/index.php?cID=home,en-us Component Pascal is a general-purpose language in the tradition of Pascal, Modula-2, and Oberon. Its most important features are bloc...
by polka
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Neither QL nor FORTH
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Neither QL nor FORTH

Hi all ! This is not about FORTH nor about QL. As I got back from my Alp confinement, I could play again with my other (old ) computers here, especially two of them still under Windows XP. There, I used other development tools since the early 90's, which I found as interesting as FORTH. Niklaus Wirt...
by polka
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Copying subdirectory structure and contents
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Copying subdirectory structure and contents

Hi ! Good news, yesterday, I just returned from my confinement in the Alps ! Concerning directories, I tried them with my Tetroid card (before, I had only 720k floppies and did not really need them), but after experimenting, I am dubtious of their interest. What I noticed (and disappointed me !) is ...