[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 17, Issue 159

Ross Bernheim rossber at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 26 09:05:19 CDT 2004

On Sunday, April 25, 2004, at 11:54 PM, rescue-request at sunhelp.org 

> Have you played with Forth at all?

I keep trying to get the time to get into FORTH since I have seen some
amazing things done with it. FORTH does have a bit of a steep learning
curve, but the productivity of a decent FORTH programmer is almost

If anyone remembers the A2FS1 flight simulator on the Apple II, a
simplified Piper Cub simulator running at about 3 to 5 frames a second.
I saw a version ported to FORTH and using an AM-9511 math co-processor
that was doing a full simulation of a Phantom F4E doing carrier landings
(written for the Navy) running at 11 frames a second on an Apple II. 
said that the limitation was that the Apple II could not display any 

Or the first non-IBM word processor for the IBM PC, Easywriter. A port
from Easywriter on the Apple II. It was written by Ken Draper. He did
both the port of FORTH and Easywriter in two weeks.

Ross Bernheim

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