System software teleconference meeting minutes - 2007-07-17

Mitch Bradley wmb at
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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