May the tForth be with you.

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At an computer meeting of the Compusers group of the HCC (Hobby Computter Club) I meet Albert van der Horts who is a member of the Dutch Forth Usergroup. This Forth Intrested Group have made a version of Forth for the Transputer, called tForth, around the year 1991 – 1995. Albert have done a lot of work on Transputers. On his website: http://home.hccnet.nl/a.w.m.van.der.horst/transputer.html there is a zip-file with al the information, program’s and code to go work with Forth on a Transputer system. I have download the whole stuff and install it on my system with my selfbuild ISA-Transputer interface.

I am not familiar with Forth. It’s not only a computer language but also an development system. And even more then this, it is a whole different way of thinking of working with computers. In fact you maken your one command’s/statemants build from other existing command’s.

I have no experience with Forth but it looks me a nice challenge to try to start tForth on the transputer with my selfbuild interface. I talk to Albert van der Horst and he explain me the way to start the system. So I do, I start the system and now I can program in tForth. This is also working !!

tForthI think it is a long time ago there was a transputer with a running tForth program on it, but the knowledge is stil availble at the Dutch Forth Interest Group’s of the HCC. ( https://forth.hcc.nl/ )  Always nice to visit a regional computer club.