Vol.12 n°9 august 1987

Vol.12 n°9 august 1987

p.2 Contents

p.99 FEATURES

p.101 The New Generation: Under the Covers

The new IBM PS/2 Micro Channel as seen from inside the Model 50.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.113 The New Generation: Head to Head

In the ring this month: The IBM PS/2 Model 80 and the Macintosh II.

[author : G. Michael Vose, David Betz and Jane Morrill Tazelaar]

p.117 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Using the Image Wise Video Digitizer, Part 2: Colorization

Snow White gets a new outfit.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.123 Programming Project: Creating Fractals

Seeing a completed drawing can't compare to the thrill of watching it being drawn.

[author : William A. McWorter Jr. and Jane Morrill Tazelaar]

p.135 Inside the 82786 Graphics Chip

The Intel 82786 graphics chip provides another way to expand the performance and life span of your current system.

[author : Bill Nicholls]

p.145 THEME: Prolog

p.146 Introduction

p.147 A Prolog Primer

An introduction and tutorial by the author of the first textbook on the popular logic programming language.

[author : William Clocksin]

p.161 Simulating a Microprocessor

A versatile 8085 simulator written in Arity/Prolog.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.171 Constraint Logic Programming

Using constraint solving to provide a general framework for developing more powerful logic programming languages.

[author : Catherine Lassez]

p.177 Opening the Prolog III Universe

This powerful new version of Prolog fundamentally reshapes the original language.

[author : Alain Colmerauer]

p.185 Logic Grammars

Explore this Prolog notation by building a compiler for a hypothetical programming language.

[author : Stan Szpakowicz]

p.197 REVIEWS

p.198 Reviewer's Notebook

[author : Cathryn Baskin]

p.201 The Macintosh SE

Performance, expandable hardware, transportability, and more.

[author : Laurence H. Loeb]

p.207 Two High-Performance PC AT Compatibles

Two 10-MHz 80286 machines with large expansion capacities.

[author : John Unger]

p.213 80386 Accelerator Boards

These boards can improve a PC AT's performance by 2 to 2½ times.

[author : Donald Evan Crabb]

p.219 Macintosh C Compilers Revisited

Offerings from Consulair, Manx, Think Technologies, and Spectra Micro Development.

[author : Joel West]

p.224 386|ASM/LINK 1.1e

Phar Lap's set of 80386 development programs.

[author : Matt Trask]

p.229 BackComm and SideTalk

Background communications software for the IBM PC and compatibles.

[author : Rob Fixmer]

p.232 A CAD for All Incomes

Six of today's most popular CAD programs.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.241 KERNEL

p.243 Computing at Chaos Manor: Faster, Bigger, Better

The technology explosion hits Chaos Manor.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.257 Focus on Algorithms: Search and Destroy

Removing "boring" words from a book's index.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.263 Applications Only: Moving Toward AI

An AI trainer and two programs for developing courseware.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

LISTINGS

p.270 From BIX

From BYTEnet (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print see card after 256

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Intriguing Tales from the Early Days of the PS/2

p.12 Letters and Review Feedback

p.28 Chaos Manor Mail

p.37 Microbytes

p.45 What's New

p.65 Events

p.68 Ask BYTE

p.74 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.81 Book Reviews

p.330 BOMB and Coming Up in BYTE

p.331 Editorial Index by Company

p.333 Reader Service

BEST OF BIX

p.273 Amiga

p.274 Atari ST

p.276 Apple

p.279 Macintosh

p.286 IBM PC

p.290 32-Bit Forum

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