Canon Cat was: 68k homebuilts

dwight elvey dkelvey at
Mon Dec 15 23:41:34 CST 2008

> From: mcguire at> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:16:36 -0500> To: cctech at> CC: > Subject: Re: Canon Cat was: 68k homebuilts> > On Dec 15, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Chris M wrote:> >> That machine sounds like a great deal of fun. It's a> >> shame there aren't more of them out there.> >> > There would be if some reverse engineered the asics. Or developed > > a generic Canon Cat board. Maybe those roms (or the forth portion > > anyway) would work in any 68k system.> > My IBM System 23/Datamaster has a built in FORTH interpreter. > > Haven't had time to experiment. Anyone have experience w/that?> > No, I didn't know it had a Forth, I thought the System 23 had > BASIC in ROM. Neat!> > > What benefits does having FORTH in rom have over BASIC? Or a ml > > monitor?
 I've tried to explain this to people over the years and about the best
way I can say it is, it is about problem factoring.
> > Hmm, what benefits...Howabout "Forth is less ugly than > BASIC"? ;) [dave ducks]> > -Dave> > -- > Dave McGuire> Port Charlotte, FL> > 
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