System software teleconference meeting minutes - 2007-07-17
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Wed Jul 18 13:53:37 EDT 2007
Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> 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.
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