I just received a paper copy of the fbForth manual. Much easier to digest! Lee, thanks for all your work on this. The list of differences with Starting Forth is a gem: I wish I'd had that for TI FORTH in 1984 when some kind engineer gave me that book!I especially enjoyed the chapter on division - T-division and F-division. The example (of the plotter line drawing) answered my question: what application determines if you choose one or the other?Last weekend I spent some time in fbForth and TI FORTH. All of my hobby time has been on various FORTHs this year.-Erik
Good to have another Forther on board!
Thank you for your kind words. It has certainly been fun (mostly) for me to do. Regarding the appendix showing the differences between Starting Forth and fbForth, I cannot take credit for much more than editing it from the 1983 original TI Forth Manual. I corrected errors I found and brought it in line with fbForth.
I can, however, take full credit for Chapter 18 in my book, fbForth 2.0: A File-Based Cartridge Implementation of TI Forth (see my website below). I should say that Matthew Splett (jedimatt42) graciously assisted with editing and proofreading of the book. If you are referring to §18.3 (reproduction of the 1983 Dr. Dobb’s Journal article) of the PDF before I published the book, all credit there, of course, goes to its author, Robert L. Smith. I had tried repeatedly to obtain permission for reproducing the article, but, alas, had to settle for quoting and evaluating it in research-paper mode.
As you have no doubt observed, there are a handful of willing Forth accomplices here on this forum. Again, welcome aboard!