Pigeon Computer 0.1 Initial (BETA) release

Amirouche Boubekki amirouche.boubekki at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 01:07:10 CET 2012


Héllo,


2012/12/22 Simon Forman <forman.simon at gmail.com>

> Pigeon Computer 0.1 Initial (BETA) release
>
> Summary
> ============
>
> The Pigeon Computer is a simple but sophisticated system for learning
> and exploring the fundamentals of computers and programming.
>
> It is written to support a course or class (as yet pending) to learn
> programming from the bit to the compiler.
>
> There is a DRAFT manual and a Pigeon User Interface that includes:
>
>   * An assembler for the ATmega328P micro-controller.
>   * A polymorphic meta-compiler.
>   * Forth-like firmware in assembly.
>   * Simple high-level language for assembly control structures.
>   * A virtual computer that illustrates Functional Programming.
>
> Source code is released under the GPL (v3) and is hosted on Github:
>   https://github.com/PhoenixBureau/PigeonComputer
>
> The manual is online in HTML form here:
>   http://phoenixbureau.github.com/PigeonComputer/
>
> Mailing list:
>   https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pigeoncomputer
>
> It has been tested on Linux with Python 2.7, YMMV.
>
> I'm releasing it now because it's basically done even though it needs
> polish and I'm just too excited about it.  Happy End of the World Day!
>
>
This sound fun!

Could you elaborate a bit in simple words what it is and what's the common
way to interact with the system ? What do you mean by « Forth-like firmware
in assembly » ? Is there a GUI ? Does it feels like being a hipster like in
the '50s or before and breaking the 1 billion dollar thing ?

Of course the little tutorial I stripped and read a bit gives some of the
responses.

Thanks

Amirouche




>  - - -
>
> Whew!  If you are still reading, thank you.  There is a lot more to be
> done and I am hoping to form classes in early January 2013.  If you
> are interested please email me at forman.simon at gmail.com
>
> You can also participate on Github and join the mailing list.
>   * https://github.com/PhoenixBureau/PigeonComputer
>   * https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pigeoncomputer
>
> Warm regards,
> ~Simon P. Forman
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