Vol.10 n°8 august 1985

Vol.10 n°8 august 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.80 INTRODUCTION

p.83 THE AMIGA PERSONAL COMPUTER

It has plenty of computing power and impressive color graphics.

[author : Gregg Williams, Jon Edwards. and Phillip Robinson]

p.104 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE BASIC-52 COMPUTER/CONTROLLER

Steve designs a cost-effective performance booster that can be used in serious applications.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.120 THE DSI-32 COPROCESSOR BOARD, PART I: THE HARDWARE

[author : Trevor G. Marshall, George Scolaro, David L. Rand, Tom King, and Vincent P. Williams]

When plugged into an IBM Pc, the DSI-32 is a complete National Semiconductor 32032 microcomputer with 256K bytes of memory.

p.138 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: CONTEXT-FREE PARSING OF ARITHMETIC EXPRESSIONS

This program lets you parse integer arithmetic expressions into executable form.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

THEMES

p.148 INTRODUCTION

p.151 PROLOG GOES TO WORK

What Prolog is, who's using it, and why.

[author : Clara Y. Cuadrado and John L. Cuadrado]

p.161 LOGIC PROGRAMMING

It can be implemented as either a declarative programming language or a procedural programming language.

[author : Robert Kowalski]

p.181 DECLARATIVE LANGUAGES: AN OVERVIEW

Why we need another type of programming language.

[author : Susan Eisenbach and Chris Sadler]

p.201 PROGRAM TRANSFORMATION

A researcher in functional languages explains a program-development methodology.

[author : John Darlington]

p.219 FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING USING FP

This language lets you program without objects by facilitating the manipulation of functions.

[author : Peter G. Harrison and Hessam Khoshnevisan]

p.235 A HOPE TUTORIAL

Learn how to use one of the new generation of functional languages.

[author : Roger Bailey]

REVIEWS

p.262 INTRODUCTION

p.265 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.266 THE TANDY 1000

An inexpensive IBM PC-compatible system.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.275 IBM PASCAL 2.00

Improvements include better documentation and support of an 8087 coprocessor.

[author : Patrick J. Finan]

p.283 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews

KERNEL

p.290 INTRODUCTION

p.293 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE WEST COAST COMPUTER FAIRE

A drive to San Francisco lets jerry see a multitude of new products

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.331 BYTE JAPAN: COMDEX IN JAPAN

Bill describes many of the new products that were featured at the first-ever COMDEX show in Japan.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.341 BYTE U.K.: DECLARATIVE UPDATE

Dick rounds out this month's "Declarative Languages" theme with reviews of two books and a look at two new language systems.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.355 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: GREETINGS AND AGITATIONS

More Macintosh products are discussed this month.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.369 BYTE WEST COAST: NEW MICROPROCESSOR CHIPS

Phil looks at Intel's iAPX 386, the 80C86, and Atron's "hardware-assisted" debugger for the 86 family.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.376 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.378 BYTELINES

News and speculation about personal computers.

[author : Sol Libes]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: A VERY SPECIAL ISSUE

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 380 WHAT'S NEW

p.49 BOOK REVIEWS

p.70 ASK BYTE

p.429 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.430 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.431 READER SERVICE