F-PC - a Forth system optimized for IBM-PC, XT & AT machines running DOS
This repository holds an installation of the 1994 16Bit DOS Forth system F-PC by Tom Zimmer for conservation, reference and experimentation.
You can find introductory texts and the system executable
F-PC.EXE in the
fpc. The subdirectory
fpc/src has the complete system source code
including the F-PC meta compiler.
that essentially uses DOSEMU inside Docker and launches F-PC on the
Download the original
Feedback, enhancements and questions are welcome.
May the Forth be with you.
The original F-PC README
12/18/94 Release Notes FPC version 3.6000
What is F-PC you may ask. F-PC is a Forth system optimized for the IBM-PC, XT & AT machines. F-PC can use all of your machines memory for programs and data. F-PC uses stream (text) files for its source, and includes a built-in WordStar-like text editor with pull down menus. Many tools are provided to make writing programs with F-PC fun and efficient. A very good Laser printed users manual is available for a small additional cost from OFFETTE ENTERPRISES. F-PC is a public domain package.
FPC 3.6000 is the final update to fpc 3.50. The only significant changes are a minor bug fix in the software floating point package, and the removal of the one year version old check. This final version performs no out of date check.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF MEGABYTES OF FREE SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK, type the following command and follow the instructions:
A:INSTALL <enter> be sure to put disk #1 in drive A:
INSTALL will ask you where to install F-PC. A directory will then be created to hold the F-PC files. If this bothers you, read INSTALL.TXT.
Comments to: Tom Zimmer (408) 263-8859 home 292 Falcato Drive (408) 432-4643 work Milpitas, Ca. 95035