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 "The Fabric of Computing" series - "in search of simplicity" 
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Jean-Claude Wippler is writing a blog series "The Fabric of Computing", aiming to create, collect and present computing in pieces small enough to understand. He presents a BCPL compiler in 256 lines (sort of) in the most recent post.

It's very interesting, and quite the coincidence, that Jean-Claude is tackling BCPL on a 16 bit machine, much like the OPC5 and OPC6 adventures we've been discussing nearby:
BigEd wrote:
Over the last couple of weeks, revaldinho and then hoglet have surged ahead with developments in the land of One Page Computing. Starting with the CPLD-sized OPC1 and moving through to the 16-bit OPC6ls, we'd reached the point where we had a 16-bit word-addressed machine and a BCPL which could target it. (Also a C and PLASMA)

Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:26 pm

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Very nice! I especially like the first couple.

_________________ lots of 6502 resources

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:05 am WWW

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The last link is broken - it points to 'localhost'. [EDIT: I see that it's broken on the original site where it came from - localhost also there]
Update: Correct link is ... n-256-loc/

Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:21 am

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Thanks Tor - link fixed.

It's excellent that Jean-Claude has not only undertaken the adventure, but has turned it into a teaching experience.

Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:12 am
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