Vol.11 n°8 august 1986

Vol.11 n°8 august 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.85 SIMILARITY MAPPING

This Microsoft BASIC program for the Macintosh can create "maps" from tables of distance data.

[author : Rob Spencer]

p.97 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: PARALLEL INTERFACING: A TUTORIAL DISCUSSION, PART 2: APPLICATIONS

Steve briefly looks at some specific interface adapters.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.108 THE DEFINICON 68020 COPROCESSOR, PART 2: SOFTWARE SUPPORT

The conclusion of this article focuses on the software available for the DSI-020 coprocessor board for IBM PC XTs, ATs, and work-alikes.

[author : Trevor Marshall, Christopher Jones. and Sigi Kluger]

p.115 MATHEMATICS OF PROGRAMMING

Programs written using mathematical laws promise significant benefits.

[author : C.A.R. Hoare]

p.131 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: POLAR NORMAL DISTRIBUTION

This complex method of generating normal deviates offers distinct advantages.

[author : Alain Latour]

THEME: OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGES

p.136 INTRODUCTION

p.139 ELEMENTS OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

An analysis of just what makes a language object-oriented.

[author : Geoffrey A. Pascoe]

p.145 A SMALL TASTE OF SMALLTALK

An introduction to programming in the oldest of the object-oriented languages.

[author : Ted Kaehler and Dave Patterson]

p.161 OBJECTS, ICONS, AND SOFTWARE-ICs

Reusable software components help designers achieve pleasant user interfaces.

[author : Brad Cox and Bill Hunt]

p.177 OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGES FOR THE MACINTOSH

A look at seven languages and their features.

[author : Kurt J. Schmucker]

p.189 MACAPP: AN APPLICATION FRAMEWORK

A tool for Macintosh applications developers is soon to be released.

[author : Kurt J. Schmucker]

p.195 PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCES

Interviews with satisfied users of object-oriented languages.

[author : Larry Tesler]

p.211 DESIGNING AN EFFICIENT LANGUAGE

The architect of Neon—and more recently, Actor—discusses his design philosophy.

[author : Charles B. Duff]

p.227 OBJECT-ORIENTED FORTH

Incorporate a new object-oriented mechanism into FORTH programs.

[author : Dick Pountain]

REVIEWS

p.236 INTRODUCTION

p.239 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

p.241 THE NCR PC6

A robust IBM PC compatible with two clock rates.

[author : Arthur Little]

p.247 THE SPERRY PC/IT

A fast IBM PC AT-compatible machine designed for multiuser applications.

[author : Frederick D. Davis]

p.253 DESMET C DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE FOR THE MACINTOSH

An inexpensive but fast C compiler.

[author : Jonathan Robie]

p.261 TOPSI 2.0

An MS-DOS version of the OPS5 production system language.

[author : Leonard Moskowitz]

p.267 LET'S C AND CSD

A software package and a symbolic debugger for learning and developing programs in C.

[author : William G. Wong]

p.273 NEWWORD 3

This latest NewWord is faster than its previous versions.

[author : John Heilborn and Nanci Reel]

p.277 REFLEX

An analytical database loaded with unique features.

[author : Rusel DeMaria]

p.281 GURU

Powerful, integrated software with an expert-system shell.

[author : Ernest R. Tello]

p.289 THE DATRAN MODEM ACCELERATOR

An add-on board and software combination that compresses text files.

[author : Barry Nance]

p.295 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.296 INTRODUCTION

p.299 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: OFF WE Go

Jerry visits the Air Force Academy and the West Coast Computer Faire.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.319 APPLICATIONS ONLY: MORE WORDS

The flood of word processors for MS-DOS machines continues.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.323 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: GOING TO THE FAIRE

Bruce also makes trips to Commodore and Atari.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.329 BYTE JAPAN: FUJITSU PROCESSOR UPGRADE

This upgrade could make UNIX-based systems more common in Japan.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.333 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: NUMBER GAMES

Old tricks can be explored much easier with a computer.

[author : Robert T. Kurosaka]

BEST OF BIX

p.344 AMIGA

p.347 ATARI ST

p.351 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.354 MACINTOSH

p.357 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: PROGRESS ON SOURCE CODE LISTINGS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.29 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.49 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.50 ASK BYTE

p.54 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.63 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.341 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.405 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.406 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX. BOMB RESULTS

p.407 READER SERVICE