Vol.11 n°2 february 1986

Vol.11 n°2 february 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.82 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD AN AUDIO-AND-VIDEO MULTIPLEXER

With AVMUX, Steve is well on his way to an automated switching system.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.102 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: A SIMPL COMPILER, PART 3: EXTENSIONS

This particular project concludes with a look at the design choices involved.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.116 INTRODUCTION TO THE AMIGA ROM KERNEL

Procedures and functions are useful but can be difficult to compile.

[author : Robert J. Mical]

p.135 VISUAL PROGRAMMING

Visual Syntax is an editor for LISP that displays programs as pictures.

[author : Raph Levien]

p.149 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: MOLECULES IN COLOR

COLOR3D.BAS is a BASIC program for the IBM PC that displays molecules on an RGB monitor.

[author : John J. Farrell]

p.157 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: BADFILE: CP/M SYSTEM PROGRAMMING IN C

This utility supplies the names and locations of files containing bad sectors or tracks.

[author : Louis Baker]

THEME: TEXT PROCESSING

p.166 INTRODUCTION

p.169 COMPUTER SCIENCE CONSIDERATIONS

Donald Knuth speaks on his involvement with digital typography.

[author : G. Michael Vose and Gregg Williams]

p.175 PROCESSING STRINGS IN SNOBOL4

This article presents examples of the language's pattern-matching capabilities.

[author : James F. Gimpel]

p.189 INTERPRETATION OF NATURAL LANGUAGE

The authors suggest a potential application of parallelism.

[author : Jordan Pollack and David L. Waltz]

p.201 TYPESETTING PROBLEM SCRIPTS

Computer typesetting provides a solution for Arabic and similar scripts.

[author : Pierre A. MacKay]

p.221 POETRY PROCESSING

The concept of artistic freedom takes on new meaning when text processing handles the mundane tasks of prosody.

[author : Michael Newman]

p.231 THE LITERARY DETECTIVE

Use your computer to identify an unknown author.

[author : Jim Tankard]

p.241 KEYBOARD EFFICIENCY

Is the Dvorak layout worth learning?

[author : Donald W. Olson and Laurie E. Jasinski]

REVIEWS

p.248 INTRODUCTION

p.251 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.253 THE MOTOROLA VME/10

A modular multiuser system.

[author : Robert E. Robinson III]

p.262 MACCHARLIE

Dayna's bridge between the Macintosh and the IBM PC.

[author : Larry Crockett]

p.273 LATTICE'S 8086/8088 C COMPILER

Release 2.15 features new math libraries.

[author : Dayle S. Woolston]

p.281 TURBO PASCAL 3.0

An update on Borland's compiler.

[author : Mark Bridger]

p.287 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.288 INTRODUCTION

p.291 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: COMMUNICATING

Jerry finds that the hectic pace of his life is normal and pushes on.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.315 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write. and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.317 BYTE JAPAN: HIGHLIGHTS OF TWO SHOWS

Bill reports on many of the new products he found of interest at Japan's 1985 Software Show and Data Show.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.321 BYTE U.K.: TRIPOS-THE ROOTS OF AMIGADOS

This month Dick takes a look at the Amiga's operating system and its origins in Cambridge, England.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.331 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: PROGRAMMING TOOLS AND THE ATARI 520ST

A follow-up package for Turbo Pascal owners is Bruce's product of the month.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.346 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: THE BEST OF BIX COMES TO BYTE

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 395 WHAT'S NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.350 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.363 BEST OF BIX

p.453 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.454 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.455 READER SERVICE