FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

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FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by dv8 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:44 pm

Attached is a remastered PDF of the book FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer and Acorn Electron by Richard de Grandis-Harrison.

The zip file contains an SSD disc image with listings and examples from the book, along with a copy of the FORTH ROM.
See below for instructions on using this disc.

Forth_on_the_BBC_Microcomputer.pdf
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FORTH_103.rom
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Forth_on_the_BBC_Microcomputer_Listings.zip
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Using the listings disc image

The disc must be used from within FORTH. All the listings are on screens 1 through 52.
To get an overview of the contents of each screen enter these commands:

3 MODE
1 LIST
2 LIST

Each line in this index shows a description of a screen, its associated page number in the book and the LOAD command that should be used to read that screen into memory.

For example, the recursive graphic pattern demo from page 139 of the book appears in the index as:

30 LOAD ( p139 Graphics demo - Recursive pattern )

To run this demo enter the commands:

30 LOAD
PLOT-IT

Note that some listings require words from previous screens to already be in the dictionary. For example, the double-precision word FACT on screen 26 requires the word MD* from screen 3. These can be loaded together with the command:

3 LOAD 26 LOAD
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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by lurkio » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:33 pm

Well, pop my stack! This is brilliance, once again!

:D =D> =D>

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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by flaxcottage » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:11 pm

What Lurkio says goes for me too. =D>

What process do you use to do this - hardware/software. I ask because I do a lot of documentation for the educational archive and I am always willing to learn new trick. :D
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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by dv8 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:05 am

flaxcottage wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:11 pm
What process do you use to do this - hardware/software. I ask because I do a lot of documentation for the educational archive and I am always willing to learn new trick. :D
All my 'remastered' PDFs are re-creations of the original book, completely typeset from scratch in a DTP application.
As you can imagine, it's a bit more involved than a typical scanning project. I outlined the process in this post.

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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:20 am

Wow!
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Atom, issue 5
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A number of econetted (is that a word?) Beebs
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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:07 pm

That is a labour of love! =D>
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Re: FORTH on the BBC Microcomputer [Remastered PDF]

Post by dv8 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:12 pm

I've now added an SSD disc image to the top post containing the listings and examples from the book.

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