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Re: [gforth] problem with gforth7 and serial access

From: kibler
Subject: Re: [gforth] problem with gforth7 and serial access
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 07:57:01 -0700
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Thanks for the response - I will look into using the crontrib/serial.fs
as it looks pretty well complete. Maybe I can follow what serial.fs
does as such and figure out what is broke in 7.0.

The problem is that contrib is not part of gforth-0.7.0+ds1
the release version of Debian testing. I see lots of extra tools
in 0.7.9 that might help, but as of now, I think you can only
get those by cloning the repo and building it on your machine.
That is a step we would rather not have the users do.

I will try later today to see if serial.fs works on 0.7.0, as I have
previously tried similar options only to find them calling many
other un-loaded words. That is one of the concerns of working
with multiple versions, that not all words work on all versions.

Thanks again for your comments.

On 03/22/12 01:32, David Kuehling wrote:
This will take a bit to cover, so please read all before responding.
I work with several others and we have been using gforth version
0.6.2, for many years. We use it to create and develop the myforth
8051 macro forth compiler and programs for the SiLabs devices. It has
worked just fine for many years and still works even on Debian testing
systems - the latest versions of stable programs.
Over the years we have tried gforth version 7.0 and the serial code
that worked well on 6 fails. Version 7.0 is the current release that
most linux distributions ship. I have recently cloned the
gforth-mirror repo and the gforth version 0.7.9 fails with the serial
Have you had a look at contrib/serial.fs in the gforth distribution?;content-type=text%2Fplain

while this may not be the same API as you're using, porting your code
over to using it will reduce some of the headaches that come with
providing your own serial port code?



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