Sunday, February 18, 2018

ALPHA version of Tali Forth 2 for the 65c02 released

Hence plan to throw one away; you will, anyhow.
-- Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"

Yeah, so that really wasn't the original plan. But the first version of Tali Forth, the first Forth I ever wrote, turned out to be so horrible under the hood that in the end, it was easier to start over with what I had learned through Liara Forth for the 65816. Of course, the first thing that Liara taught me was that a 16-bit CPU is so much more powerful than an 8-bit CPU that it isn't even funny ... once you you have tasted 16-bit ...

No, we must stay strong! I've now coded all words of the new version of Tali Forth (at https://github.com/scotws/TaliForth2) and so I'm declaring this an ALPHA release. "ALPHA" in this context means that "everything does something, and usually even the right thing". You can run it out of the box with your py65 simulator.