Re: ForthOs Wordlist

From: Andy Valencia <>
Date: Fri Feb 25 2005 - 10:31:03 PST

Antonio Maschio <> wrote:
> I installed ForthOS. Partition 2 of IDE 1. Set up with grub. ideoff is
> 10233405 (or so). Fantastic! works. vi works. Incredible.


> But what about the accept word?
> If I write
> pad 10 accept
> on any forth, after digiting 10 chars, I could write
> pad 10 type
> (or
> pad 10 count type
> on some weird forth),
> and see the 10 chars I've input.
> Why that seems not to work on my ForthOS system? Is there anything wrong
> with my settings?

Have you allowed for the fact that both "accept" and "pad" are used by
the command line interpreter to do its magic for you? This isn't a
Forth emulation running in a sandbox on top of a separate C implementation.
There is no gets() in C down below, nor a TTY layer, POSIX ioctl()'s,
UNIX clock handler, and so forth. Below "accept" is very little before
ForthOS is out fiddling with the PS/2 keyboard registers.

Anyway, have you tried "here 10 accept" followed by "type"? Or even
more properly "create myBuf 10 allot" and then "myBuf 10 accept"?

Received on 25 Feb 2005 18:31:03 GMT

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