System software teleconference meeting minutes - 2007-07-17

Mitch Bradley wmb at laptop.org
Wed Jul 18 13:53:37 EDT 2007


Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 18.07.2007 04:25, Mitch Bradley wrote:
>   
>> OLPC System Software Teleconference, 2007-07-17
>> Mitch is close to having Forth running on the EC.
>>     
>
> Is this on the opensource EC code?
>   

It is one possibility for the base of the opensource EC code.

It may or may not pan out.  The EC's implementation of 8051 is 
particularly ill-suited to Forth because of the way they have arranged 
the memory map (most of the memory is read-only and accessing it as data 
is relatively inefficient).  It will be interesting to see whether the 
aspects of Forth that make it a productive programming experience 
actually apply in the EC case.

> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel
>   



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