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Topic: Colorforth

In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  Re: Colorforth for Java?
Colorforth followed a whole generation later and was all about the user interface and internal compiler design.
Colorforth came in from the user interface and compiler design direction long after the virtual machine model was well established.
When you look at non-native colorforth hosted in non-Forth enviroments, on non-Forth hardware it is pretty clear that the people who are using the term colorforth are not all thinking that their intent was getting close to the target metal.
talkaboutprogramming.com /group/comp.lang.forth/messages/115329.html   (885 words)

 Title: Colorforth for Java?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The inventor of colorforth said that colorforth is defined as putting informatoin in the white space in Forth.
Colorforth was not about removing layers as one might think if one thought it came from a conventional complex OS environment and thought that the reason it made the jump was to remove the excessive layering there.
I supoose colorforth is not much different than other Forths in that many Forth programmers will prefer to tinker with compiler, or the system, or make a port of the system themselves rather than use the Forth system for doing any useful apps.
www.ilraff.it /mess_49067_3260630.html   (8224 words)

 colorForth.info Your one stop colorForth information station
In the colorForth environment, you are either writing code in the provided editor, or running an application that has been previously written.
There are differences between all of the colorForths in existence, after all, programmers and the hardware that they use, are different.
Hit the f right-alt (in Windows colorforth you want to use the ENTER key instead of the right-alt key as the right-alt key is still active in Windows) key and you get the...
ray.rx-core.org   (3683 words)

 ColorForth Commentary: COLOR.ASM--Editor
ColorForth draws a keyboard map in the lower-right corner of the screen, so that the user can see what characters will appear as he types.
ColorForth also uses the tables to determine what character to generate when a particular key is pressed.
ColorForth recognizes only Set 1 scan codes in the range 0x10 through 0x39 (20o through 71o in octal), a range containing forty-one keys.
www.karig.net /os/cf/e.htm   (2036 words)

 ColorForth: Overview
ColorForth has two parts: a kernel written in x86 assembly language, and a series of one-kilobyte blocks of pre-parsed words, which the compiler in the kernel can compile into machine language.
ColorForth has exactly two tasks — "god," which updates the graphic output display, and "main," which handles commands from the keyboard.
The ColorForth keyboard is a variation on the Dvorak keyboard layout.
www.karig.net /os/cf/overview.html   (303 words)

 gmane.comp.lang.forth.colorforth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Reporting that the 2005 version of colorforth changes the word copy to include the block used to document the code block, and moves that documentation to the block one after the code block being copied.
Colorforth chess will also be included in that folder as it is a version of this code.
Colorforth needs to be customized to run on your computer hardware, in most cases.
blog.gmane.org /gmane.comp.lang.forth.colorforth   (1481 words)

 cfdos.com download
If you have any colorForth source, can fill in details of the files that I already have, do not want your source distributed with cfdos, I have spelled your name wrong, or forgotten to mention you, please let me know.
The colorForth binary in blocks 0 to 17 is Terry Loveall’s code with the new improved floppy strobe.
colorForth  is really neat, and is worth any effort you may make to understand and use it.
www.inventio.co.uk /cfdos.htm   (1111 words)

 Diary for mslicker
Chuck has said on the colorForth mailing list that he will release his networking code at his next website update, this should be interesting.
colorForth, which is both a language and operating system.
colorForth address many of the problems I have outlined, and many I didn't even mention.
www.advogato.org /person/mslicker/diary.html?start=15   (2629 words)

 Re: Colorforth for Other People (was Re: ANN cfdos - EuroForth 2003 edit
Its all in colorForth, which admitedly is not that accessible, but it is downloadable.
ColorForth is not for everybody, just the curious and persistent who want to understand about computers.
Yes, that colorForth is being supported by "amateurs" - people who do it for the love of their chosen subject.
www.usenet.com /newsgroups/comp.lang.forth/msg01473.html   (1192 words)

 Re: [off-topic] Stack vs. Register Machine Performance
Well, in colorforth the [ blah literal ] construct becomes simply stuff blah more stuff switching in and out of yellow inside of compilation (green) also compiles a literal if the yellow sequence left something on the stack.
But the color tokens and characters are compressed to less than a byte and literals are represented as numbers of some kind.
So colorforth would compile a single yellow character into a literal for you but its packed character representation.
www.talkaboutprogramming.com /group/comp.lang.forth/messages/98797.html   (402 words)

 strangeGizmo.com : Forth : Re: [colorforth] Octal in ColorForth for Music Notation? (fwd)
Thanks, Robert, for pointing out which words in the asm are actual Huffman coded Colorforth words (hence, I presume, available as the cyan macros in blocks 24 et seq).
The words in the comment after the ; in the > ColorForth assembler source starting with macro0 and ending with forth1 is > the only words avalible from ColorForth.
The difference being that in Colorforth "source is > > all there is": so the act of compiling a preparsed Colorforth score > > might be the same as its performance?
www.strangegizmo.com /forth/ColorForth/msg00790.html   (578 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The goal of this document is to explain the colorforth tftpd code.
Concepts: The data storage area is outside of colorforth's 32 MB, It therefore is expecting a machine to have 96MB of ram, the data store is then blocks 32768-98303.
By starting the editor on the colorforth machine and looking at block 160, one can see what is happening during a transfer.
www.dnd.utwente.nl /~tim/colorforth/tftp/intro.txt   (623 words)

 Re: Colorforth for Other People (was Re: ANN cfdos - EuroForth 2003edi
When I look at ColorForth, I'm not concerned with the surface details-- the so-called early binding, the character set, Huffman compression, keyboard layout, or the primitives Charles Moore chose.
For me, the message is that programmers can build their own language and runtime environment that is tuned to their work and the nature and capabilities of their hardware.
This will continue until people realize that ColorForth as an implementation simply doesn't matter-- what matters is the model ColorForth offers as a way to create a custom language and runtime environment.
www.usenet.com /newsgroups/comp.lang.forth/msg01855.html   (797 words)

 How to get colorforth running under bochs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
You will need a special version of colorforth (vesa-chuck-8bit) that works with bochs.
Now we just need to tell bochs that this file is a floppy in drive A: and that it should boot from it.
colorforth should apear in a seccond or 10 in the bochs window.
www.dnd.utwente.nl /~tim/colorforth/bochs/colorforth_under_bochs.html   (181 words)

 ColorForth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chuck Moore's ColorForth (http://www.colorforth.com/cf.html) is a very interesting system.
While I admire it both as a novelty and as an effective system in some hands and for some projects, I do not see how I can adopt it entirely at this time.
ColorForth appears to have exactly two tasks, a foreground task and a background task.
pygmy.utoh.org /riscy/colorforth.html   (326 words)

 The Daily Decompiler: December 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Recently I corresponded with Chuck Moore about an article I found that talks about how colorblind people might actually be able to perceive shades of the colors they do see with much finer resolution than normal people.
Chuck responded to me by saying simply that he means to to modify ColorForth's colors one day to be easier for people to customize.
I've learned that using convention shouldn't be a matter of adherence, as if it was automatically always "better" to use conventions you are already used to; but of convenience...
www.glypher.net /thedailydecompiler/archive/2005_12_01_archive.html   (889 words)

 Comments on 8803 | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
colorForth is especially bad if you're red/green color-blind, although your editor could take care of that.
What colorForth does is eliminate state from the interpreter.
colorForth removes the state from the interpreter and associates it with the code itself.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/8803   (1323 words)

 ForthFreak: colorForth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
colorForth is a dialect of Forth that uses color to replace punctuation.
It is intended to be used as an operating system, though it has been ported to some of the more popular operating systems as well.
The latest version is labeled "July 31", though a newer version is being worked on and will hopefully be released soon.
www.forthfreak.net /kwiki.cgi?colorForth   (132 words)

 Nimble Machines :: Muforth Readme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I wanted instead to build a Forth with specific features, several of which are shamelessly stolen from Chuck Moore's colorforth.
In colorforth the color of a word specifies what the interpreter should do with it.
colorforth doesn't "smudge" (hide) new definitions until they are complete - and neither does muforth.
nimblemachines.com /browse?show=MuforthReadme   (9404 words)

 Title: Address Stack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Another stack for addresses eliminates another level of stack juggling, and you don't have to be afraid of trashing it with certain words (for example, SWAP in colorforth trashes it, and its not even documented anywhere, i believe).
At least it isn't quite as bad as only having T as the addressing source as that is even more of a bottleneck.
Thus, you get > My impression is that you should think of x86 colorforth as an emulation of a full custom chip that Chuck is working on, and if he doesn't think that an address stack is worth implementing in his silicon then it won't be added to colorforth.
www.ilraff.it /mess_48928_3260491.html   (4268 words)

 AI Newsletter
Charles Moore uses colorForth on his Forth microprocessor chips, and explains that his rationale is to get away from elephantine operating systems and user-interfaces:
With the huge RAM of modern computers, an operating system is no longer necessary, if it ever was.
ColorForth provides the necessary capability with kilobytes of code.
www.ainewsletter.com /newsletters/aix_0510.htm   (1930 words)

 List of web sites about Implementations: colorForth
Chuck Moore's colorForth - Home site of creator and inventor of Forth, and a new incarnation of Forth with simplified color-based syntax, improved performance.
colorForth Page - At Creative Chips GmbH ASIC microelectronics: proposal for displaying colorForth sources in HTML and ASCII; handling floppy images with bput, bget (Linux only); attempts to play.wav files; interrupts in protected mode.
Introducing colorForth - Brief notice, and far longer forum discussion that followed, mostly a general Forth discussion and information exchange.
www.kub.it /dir/v5892672   (334 words)

 Jesus Army: Open Directory: Computers: Programming: Languages: Forth: Implementations: colorForth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At Creative Chips GmbH ASIC microelectronics: proposal for displaying colorForth sources in HTML and ASCII; handling floppy images with bput, bget (Linux only); attempts to play.wav files; interrupts in protected mode.
Experimental colorForth written for Pentium PCs with SVGA video card; from Sean Pringle 'The State of Flux' website.
ColorForth for Windows downloads, Paul Graham's Accumulator Generator, ColorForth to HTML Converter, links.
www.jesus.org.uk /pod/Computers/Programming/Languages/Forth/Implementations/colorForth   (258 words)

 [No title]
colorforth is chucks simplistic but 'powerful' version of forth.
the reason I asked about that is because the colorforth is always reading the keyboard controller when colorforth is active.
Yes the words in colorforth are all a Chuck Moore version of Huffman encoded 32 bit bytes.
tunes.org /~nef/logs/concatenative/05.01.06   (4831 words)

 Chuck Moore's Wonderful colorForth Programming Language and Operating System
Forth has been a recognized programming language since the 1970's.
ColorForth is a redesign of this classic language for the 21st century.
Greg Bailey has information about the ANS Forth Standard and its Technical Committee J14.
www.colorforth.com /cf.html   (726 words)

 colorforth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
colorforth is an operating system written by Chuck Moore which runs on some x86 PCs.
There are various ports so that you can run it under x86 GNU/Linux, Windows, bochs, and some PCs that don't run the original version.
There is a lot of great information about colorforth and Chuck Moore on Jeff Fox's website.
jasonwoof.org /colorforth   (74 words)

 ColorForthInASCII < Main < Quartus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is a proposal for representing ColorForth code in ASCII in order to enable exchange via email and netnews.
topics for examples of the current methods of putting ColorForth code in the wiki.
I've been using regexps to handle uncolored ColorForth like syntax.
www.quartus.net /cgi-bin/twiki/view/Main/ColorForthInASCII?skin=print   (281 words)

 Re: RfD: XCHAR wordset (for UTF-8 and alike)
But when I > thought about example programs, I found that there are not that many > examples where you have to deal with individual characters (examples > that I came up with were anagram or palindrome checkers, i.e., stuff > that's not very common).
You seem to be taking the view that Chuck Moore took regarding ColorForth.
That's fine for writing programs (especially ColorForth ones) but I'm not sold on that for general text editing.
www.talkaboutprogramming.com /group/comp.lang.forth/messages/118790.html   (1188 words)

 Mailgate: comp.lang.forth: Re: A Newbee View of colorForth
Mailgate: comp.lang.forth: Re: A Newbee View of colorForth
Rebol is a close equivalent to Tcl which lacks the hacks.
Re: A Newbee View of colorForth, David N. Welton
mailgate.supereva.it /comp/comp.lang.forth/msg07142.html   (264 words)

 Forth Index, Forth Software and Hardware by Date
MachineForth is also the underlying model in colorforth, which adds the idea of pre-parsing tokenizing source to allow visual distiction in the editor, such as color, to clarify expression and simplify compilation.
OKAD ran in OK and the original colorforth ran in OKAD.
Moore wrote a stand-alone colorforth and used it as the host for his OKAD II software for use on the next generation of custum VLSI chips.
www.ultratechnology.com /forth0.htm   (993 words)

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