FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

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FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

Post by barnsey123 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:38 pm

I've just received a copy of this manual (in English) . It's only 75 pages and ring-bound. The "Appendixes" start at page 37!
If anyone's interested I'll scan it to PDF and upload it somewhere.

This is the original manual from TANSOFT and relates to the tape-based version of Forth they released in 1983.

It looks really interesting and seems a mixture of low-level assembler type instructions (it has it's own macro-assembler built in - but also a load of "WORDS" equivalent to their BASIC equivalents (e.g PING, ZAP, CIRCLE etc).

As always, there's never enough time to get into these things. :(

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Post by nobbysnuts » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:08 pm

hope you enjoy couldnt find the tape to go with it as ive sold a few copies of fourth recently if I find tape will drop you a line.
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Post by coco.oric » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:31 am

Good !
I've the forth k7. It was one of my bad test in the eighties.

Wanted to code games in forth (quicker than basic) but finally, asm was the best.

If you can scan it, i'm interessed on it.
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Post by barnsey123 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:36 pm

OK,

It will be sometime next week before I get access to my scanner.

I think the interesting thing is that the possibility arises of a program that could write it's own code ( a learning program that could solve difficult problems - could take months working randomly - but then, once solved, the routine could be SAVED as part of the language).

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Re: FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

Post by fixed1t » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:42 pm

Hi I've just been fixing an atmos obtained working ;-) from ebay and loaded oric-forth from a tap file. I you scanned the tansoft manual I'd really welcome a copy.

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Re: FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

Post by Symoon » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:06 am

I've begun scanning it. No idea when I finish, it sometimes takes me months to finish a scan ;-)
There are at least 2 versions of this manual, the content is the same but one seems much more "home-made" than the other.
I also noticed there are sometimes duplicated pages in the ring-bound version (at least the content pages, pages 49-50 and 73-74). Is it the same for you Barnsey?

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Re: FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

Post by barnsey123 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:29 am

Symoon, my scanned copy looks OK (no dupes as far as I can see). If you pm me with your email address I'll send you a copy.

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Re: FORTH PROGRAMMING MANUAL - TANSOFT

Post by Steve M » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:26 pm

I have several copies of both the manual and the tape. They are from unsold stock that Tansoft had. (Steve Hopps of Opelco bought up the remaining Tansoft tapes. Twilighte rescued them from Steve Hopps.)

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