MSX Forth

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By mikepom

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28-11-2004, 16:38

I am currently working on implementing Forth on MSX-1. Partly as my Panasonic MSX computer was gathering dust in the cupboard, and most information seems to be available for older chips. MSX has a good technical specification for a Forth system. Has anyone written an MSX Forth previously?

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By Manuel

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28-11-2004, 16:54

AFAIK, there already exists an MSX Forth... written by Kuma software.

By HansO

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28-11-2004, 17:02

Indeed, a MSX-1 Forth on cassette was made by Kuma.

There is a small article about using Forth for the Uniface (dutch article) on http:///www.hansotten.com - MSX Magazines - PTC Print 58

By flyguille

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28-11-2004, 17:17

?
forth?

please somebody drop a clue

in spanish forth = "adelante" ....

what is it?

By cax

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28-11-2004, 17:52

Forth is a programming language.
IMHO, stands somewhere between assembler and high-level languages.

By Manuel

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28-11-2004, 19:07

By mikepom

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30-11-2004, 11:32

Forth is fast, compact and interactive (and compiled!). Ideal for MSX-1. Intend to use 28K BASIC RAM for entire Forth system (RAM disk, editor, assembler, interpreter and compiler). My Panasonic has 64K RAM + 16K VRAM (common on MSX-1?). Will try to utillise all available RAM on later version.

By Yukio

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20-01-2005, 11:58

Another Forth language for MSX would be great! Even if I am not using this language, there are some old books with source code available to work with older computers.

By Bernard

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21-01-2005, 05:30

AFAIK, there already exists an MSX Forth... written by Kuma software.

There also exists an MSX Forth implementation written by a Japanese user. It is downloadable at www.nana.or.jp/~hiramats/hforth/nhforth.html.

By mikepom

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22-01-2005, 23:09

In implementing Forth (Cuarto) you can learn alot about computer science. Forth can be implemented in about 3 weeks. Learning about Forth can take alot longer. Wink

By Grauw

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22-01-2005, 23:18

I have a CAS image of Kuma Forth... Vincent van Dam converted it for me, from my original tape.

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