Forth Day Agenda
Early Starting Time - 9:00am
09:00 --- Coffee and
09:20 --- Chairman's Welcome -
09:30 --- SwiftX and SwiftForth
Application Development - Leon Wagner and Ron Oliver
and Leon Wagner of FORTH, Inc. will be
talking about the latest releases of SwiftForth and SwiftX. They've put
together a CD-ROM (which they'll hand out to anyone who wants it) with the
SwiftForth evaluation version as well as SwiftX evaluation versions for the
68HC11, 68HC12, 68HCS08, 68K, 69R000, 8051, ARM, AVR, ColdFire, i386, and
MSP430. They'll show the interactive SwiftX environment, using an SD card file
I/O subsystem on a little ARM evaluation board as part of their
10:00 --- Scalable Forth Processors -
"MuP21's concise intruction set, as designed by Chuck Moore,
is very portable to microprocessors of different data bus widths. I have
inplemented this instruction set on 8, 16, 24, 32, and 64 bit microprocessors,
and ran them under identical eForth operating systems. It is interesting to
note that the data bus width is now only a design parameter, and not a primary
restricting factor in CPU designs."
11:00 --- MyForth, a Minimalist 8-Bit
Forth for 8051 Chips - Charley Shattuck and Bob Nash
Charley Shattuck, MyForth is an experimental 8-bit minimalist Forth for 8051
processors using ideas from colorForth. Charley will describe the
implementation of MyForth while Bob will offer his perspectives as a new user
MyForth presentation proposal in
pdf - 15Kb
12:00 --- Lunch - CH Ting
Join us for lunch catered by CH Ting.
13:00 --- Introductions, announcements,
rumors, and gossip
13:10 --- Treasurer's Report - John
13:20 --- Fireside Chat - Chuck
By long tradition, the inventor of the Forth programming language
will share his thoughts on the events of the past year and the future of
14:20 --- intellaSys and the SEAforth
24A - Jeff Fox, Randy Leberknight, Michael Montvelishsky, and Doug
Imagine the things you can do with 24 Forth cores on a single
chip! The folks from intellaSys will
describe the technology, the tools, and the applications.
- Jeff will review the use of columns in
Forth source code and discuss Parallel Forth, colorForth, okad2, machineforth,
and ANS Forth.
Randy will show developments in the T18 programming
tools. A new release of these tools will be available on the intellaSys website
by Forth Day.
Michael will give a demonstration of a 'crawler' and/or
talk about templates for parallel filters.
Doug will talk about the
16:00 --- Adjourn
17:00 --- Dinner -
Golden Wok in
Coming to SVFIG on December 16th (third Saturday):
- Join us for a break from hectic holiday activities.
- Help us plan next year's Forth Day.
- More talks, more networking, and maybe a surprise or
- SD Flash Card Interface - Dave Jaffe
- Dave will discuss Forth code software that interfaces an
embedded microcontroller to a SD Flash card for data logging applications.
If you have anything you'd like to talk about in
December, please contact Kevin Appert.