Vol.9 n°8 august 1984

Vol.9 n°8 august 1984

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.119 INTRODUCTION

p.121 FRAMEWORK

A team of BYTE editors previews an integrated software package that combines familiar features within a novel structure.

[author : Rik Jadrnicek, John Markoff, and Ezra Shapiro]

p.125 THE 65816 MICROPROCESSOR, PART 1: SOFTWARE

[author : Steven P. Hendrix]

This two-part series begins with a look at software considerations for an 8-/16-bit successor to the 6502.

p.129 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR : CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve takes a break from hardware design to answer project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Clarcia]

p.132 BENCHMARKING UNIX SYSTEMS

Several microcomputer UNIX implementations are compared to minicomputer versions of the operating system.

[author : David F. Hinnant]

p.137 FORTH-83: EVOLUTION CONTINUES

A new standard corrects some problems, but FORTH is still a language in flux.

[author : C. Kevin McCabe]

THEME: MODULA-2

p.143 INTRODUCTION

p.145 HISTORY AND GOALS OF MODULA-2

The creator of Pascal and Modula-2 writes on the module's coming of age.

[author : Niklaus Wirth]

p.157 TUTORIAL ON MODULA-2

The concept of autonomous modules is fundamental to this structured programming language.

[author : Jurg Gutknecht]

p.181 LILITH AND MODULA-2

The director of the Modula Research Institute offers a case study of high-level-language processor design.

[author : Richard Ohran]

p.195 AN INTRODUCTION TO MODULA-2

An exploration of the differences in control structure, expressions, and general syntax between Modula-2 and Pascal puts the new language in perspective.

[author : Robert J. Paul]

p.215 PASCAL, ADA, AND MODULA-2

A system programmer compares the three languages.

[author : David Coar]

REVIEWS

p.237 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.238 THE MACINTOSH

Apple's new system, while not perfect, comes a long way toward achieving its design goals of being nonthreatening, quickly learned, easy to use, and fun.

[author : Bruce F. Webster]

p.254 THE IBM PCJR

First impressions are favorable, but a closer look reveals some problems.

[author : Rowland Archer Jr]

p.270 THE SANYO MBC-550

This inexpensive MS-DOS system is IBM compatible.

[author : Bill Sudbrink]

p.287 FOUR LOGOS FOR THE IBM PC

Several new Logo packages offer turtle graphics of varying quality on the IBM Personal Computer.

[author : Mark Bridger]

p.305 THE JUKI 6100 PRINTER

Juki Industries' fully formed character printer isn't fast, but it's inexpensive.

[author : G. Michael Vose]

p.308 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.311 INTRODUCTION

p.313 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR : BETWEEN CONVENTIONS

In a hectic schedule, Jerry finds time for a Mac attack and more colorful commentary on the computing scene.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.334 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

p.339 BYTE JAPAN: PASOCOM PAGODAS

Our man in Tokyo comments on a software shortage, the Sharp MZ-5500, the Fujitsu FM-11, and more.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.347 BYTE WEST COAST: MACINTOSH'S OTHER DESIGNERS

Three original designers discuss the earliest days.

[author : John Markoff and Ezra Shapiro]

p.361 BYTE U.K.: MICROPROCESSOR DESIGN

BYTE's British correspondent looks at the Transputer and its special language. Occam.

[author : Dick Pountain]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL WHAT MAKES PERSONAL COMPUTERS SPECIAL?

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.44, 431 WHAT'S NEW

p.54 ASK BYTE

p.67 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.73 BOOK REVIEWS

p.94 EVENT QUEUE

p.424 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.428 TECHNICAL FORUM

p.477 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.478 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR Box. BOMB RESULTS

p.479 READER SERVICE

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