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#1 JonnyBritish OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:38 PM

I thought the forthies in the group would appreciate this

http://xkcd.com/645/

made me laugh anyway :-)

#2 TI-Sissy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014 10:34 AM

I thought the forthies in the group would appreciate this

http://xkcd.com/645/

made me laugh anyway :-)

 was this a math joke?  does forth do anything?  i see all kinds of braniac programming messages but never any about completed games, utilities or anything i could use.  the e/a cart loads games and utilities, so does xb, what does forth do?



#3 Willsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014 10:51 AM

http://turboforth.net/about_forth.html

Edited by Willsy, Sat Jan 4, 2014 10:53 AM.


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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014 11:34 AM

It sounds like a reference to reverse polish notation.  Forth is unique in that it's very efficient and extremely flexible.  You literally make what you need and no more. 



#5 almightytodd OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014 11:44 AM

Here's one for the Linux crowd from that same site. The first time I saw this was on a T-shirt.


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#6 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014 11:49 AM

Linux is bass akwards sometimes.  Somehow the Linux version of some Id software was available at Electronics Boutique (Doom?  Quake?  I forget).  Somehow the installer would tear stuff up and not install properly if you ran the script in super user mode.  This is the exact opposite from Windows where a normal user account has extreme issues installing anything.

 

UPDATE:  Not saying Windows is better.  Just that the cartoon reminded me of this situation :)



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Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 2:54 PM

 

That's a nice write up Willsy.

 

BF



#8 Willsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 5:50 PM

Thanks! It took a while to write it!

#9 RXB ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 10:54 PM

Here's one for the Linux crowd from that same site. The first time I saw this was on a T-shirt.

Hmm that also works for Unix that was around long before Linux.



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Posted Sun Mar 5, 2017 9:35 AM

 was this a math joke?  does forth do anything?  i see all kinds of braniac programming messages but never any about completed games, utilities or anything i could use.  the e/a cart loads games and utilities, so does xb, what does forth do?

 

You have a point TI-Sissy.  Forth seems to make people kind of strange.

It takes a bit of time to get your head around it and once you do, you think that it's fun to play with computer language rather than do something useful.

I have noticed that tendency in myself and others.  

 

Good on you for calling it out.

 

I will give some thought to creating something useful for the TI-99 community, but I have to confess the level of talent assembled (no pun intended) here is pretty high.

 

As a challenge can you think of anything besides a game (not my area) that you would really want to have for your system?

 

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#11 Lee Stewart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 5, 2017 1:55 PM

 was this a math joke?  does forth do anything?  i see all kinds of braniac programming messages but never any about completed games, utilities or anything i could use.  the e/a cart loads games and utilities, so does xb, what does forth do?

 

Willsy wrote (ported & improved) a very nice game for TurboForth called DarkStar.  Here is my fbForth 2.0 version of DarkStar.  

 

I plan to write a LOGO interpreter with fbForth 2.0 ere long.  Before I do that, however, I need to work out how to handle the turtle for LOGO’s turtle graphics.  But first, I must finish updating the fbForth 2.0 Manual.

 

...lee







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