MSX Forth

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By Vincent van Dam

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22-01-2005, 23:29

I also scanned the manual/book that came with it (scanning sucks btw).

By Alakran69

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25-01-2005, 13:58

I'm very interested in getting this manual/book and CAS Image. Can you send it to me?
Thanks in advance.

By st1mpy

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16-07-2011, 13:32

Anyone still have access to the Kuma Forth manual/book pls?

Thanks

By Heca

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16-07-2011, 15:23

The best implementation I know for Z80 is http://www.camelforth.com/
About - "MSX has a good technical specification for a Forth system"
I don't think so. Z80 is a proc which use 80% (depending your technical choices, it can be worst) of its time inside the forth VM.
Most of recent procs can reduce this time to 10%.

By enribar

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18-07-2011, 12:31

Maybe me, I own Kuma Forth complete set box-tape-manual and tape dump in cas.
So let me check this evening if I could help you (in the meanwhile, dump exists, see it in http://www.msxit.org )

By st1mpy

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22-07-2011, 11:04

I'm mainly interested in the contents of the instruction manual. To know the commands (words) defined to use the language/development environment. I've tried it out and it looks promising but it's no use without the documentation. It even has an interactive mode, so it seems like a full implementation of forth. I've also tried the Japanese one (HForce for msx-dos), there are good documentations (Japanese only) for that in the zip file and it looked like it is adapted very well for utilising MSX features, but it lacks interactive mode and has no editor, it is just a commandline compiler.
I'd like to compare these two in more depth.

By jltursan

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22-07-2011, 18:37

It's not a full reference; but you can get the whole dictionary with "vlist". At least with standard Forths, no idea about Kuma...

By st1mpy

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27-07-2011, 20:40

I got hold of the manual booklet for Kuma Forth now.

By jltursan

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27-07-2011, 21:06

Scanned or the real one?

By st1mpy

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27-07-2011, 23:42

a real one!
I had a quick read. It looks like the Japanese one (hForth) might be more practical option for development as it already defines MSX specific commands to do stuff. (although it lacks the interactive mode)

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