Vol.11 n°10 october 1986

Vol.11 n°10 october 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.84 PRODUCT PREVIEW: THE APPLE II GS

The 65C816 processor brings the Apple II into the 16-bit world.

[author : Gregg Williams and Richard Grehan]

p.103 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD AN INTELLIGENT SERIAL EPROM PROGRAMMER

This new and improved device includes an on-board CPU and intelligent firmware.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.122 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: SAFE STORAGE ALLOCATION

Some techniques to avoid the dangers involved in allocating memory.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.139 SOUND AND THE AMIGA

The amount of RAM available to the sound system provides the limit of what you can do.

[author : David D. Thiel]

p.145 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: A USEFUL PROPERTY OF 2n

Exploit the powers of 2 for simplified flag testing and input comparison.

[author : Robert C. Arp Jr.]

THEME: PUBLIC DOMAIN POWERHOUSES

p.152 INTRODUCTION

p.155 PD PROLOG

A fifth-generation language for MS-DOS and PC-DOS environments.

[author : Robert Morein]

p.167 AN ICON TUTORIAL

This high-level, general-purpose programming language emphasizes nonnumeric computation.

[author : Ralph E. Griswold and Madge T. Griswold]

p.183 ENHANCED CONSOLE DRIVER

You can create a user-friendly interface for DOS with this ANSI.SYS replacement.

[author : Anthony Zackin]

p.193 ABUNDANCE

A FORTH-based database language that can run backward in time.

[author : Roedy Green]

p.203 Z80MU

This program for the IBM PC emulates the Zilog Z80 and CP/M 2.2.

[author : Robert A. Baumann]

p.219 CP/M HALL OF FAME

A roundup of some of the best public domain CP/M software.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

REVIEWS

p.226 INTRODUCTION

p.229 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.231 THE COMMODORE AMIGA

This machine features spectacular graphics and useful peripherals.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.239 THE COMPAQ PORTABLE II

A version of the Portable 286 that comes in four configurations.

[author : Stan Miastkowski]

p.243 FOUR ¼-INCH TAPE BACKUP UNITS

Systems from Alloy, Sysgen, Tallgrass, and Tecmar offer a variety of features and capabilities.

[author : Malcolm C. Rubel]

p.249 MULISP-86

The successor to muLISP-83 and the short-lived muLISP-85.

[author : Robert J. Schalkoff]

p.255 ITC'S MODULA'2 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

A compiler and editor package for IBM PCs and compatibles.

[author : Mark Bridger]

p.261 MICROSOFT WORD VERSION 3.0

Malcolm C. Rubel

Powerful word processing that is easy to learn.

p.265 THE NORTON UTILITIES, PC TOOLS, AND SUPER UTILITY

Three programs for data recovery and file management.

[author : Rubin Rabinovitz]

p.273 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.276 INTRODUCTION

p.279 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE SHOW GOES ON?

Jerry attends NCC, where his worst fears are confirmed.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.293 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: BIT BY BIT. PUTTING IT TOGETHER

A wedding announcement and a look at Advanced Trace86.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.297 APPLICATIONS ONLY: SHAREWARE by Ezra Shapiro . . . . .

Ezra looks at some programs for MS-DOS machines.

p.307 BYTE JAPAN: TAIWAN'S COMPUTEX 1986

Bill travels to Thipei and sees numerous IBM-compatible machines.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.311 BYTE U.K.: BASIC TO C

CGEN provides an efficient means of translating Microsoft BASIC programs into C.

[author : Dick Pountain]

BEST OF BIX

p.324 AMIGA

p.328 ATARI ST

p.333 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.335 MACINTOSH

p.338 S-100

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: SIGNS OF VITALITY

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.31 WHAT'S NEW

p.49 EVENTS AND CLUBS

p.52 ASK BYTE

p.58 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.317 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.389 BOMB RESULTS AND NEXT MONTH IN BYTE

p.391 READER SERVICE