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`Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Edgar » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 01:51:23 GMT

Dear FORTH community,

Does any body have a digital copy of Chuck Moore's unpublished book:

+ C.H. Moore, Programming a Problem-oriented Language, Amsterdam, NY:
Mohasco
Industries Inc. (internal pub.), 1970.

I strongly believe this book has historical value. As an aspiring
historian of computing, I am very keen on studying this early
unpublished work.

I would be most grateful if somebody could give me a pointer. Chuck
Moore has suggested I use this mailing list since he doesn't have an
electronic version of the book any more.

kind regards,
Edgar G. Daylight





Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Paul Rubin » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 03:35:18 GMT

Edgar < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

I'd be interested in seeing it too.  Do you know if he has a paper copy?
Maybe someone can scan it.

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Elizabeth D Rather » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:48:08 GMT



I have the original paper copy.  I've looked at scanning it in the past, 
but it's a big job.  It's on my long-term "to do" list!

I am not actually aware of any past electronic version.  If there was 
one, finding and resurrecting it might be easier than starting over.

Cheers,
Elizabeth

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Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Elizabeth D Rather » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:48:08 GMT



I have the original paper copy.  I've looked at scanning it in the past, 
but it's a big job.  It's on my long-term "to do" list!

I am not actually aware of any past electronic version.  If there was 
one, finding and resurrecting it might be easier than starting over.

Cheers,
Elizabeth

-- 
==================================================
Elizabeth D. Rather   (US & Canada)   800-55-FORTH
FORTH Inc.                         +1 310.999.6784
5959 West Century Blvd. Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90045
 http://www.**--****.com/ 

"Forth-based products and Services for real-time
applications since 1973."
==================================================

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Frank Buss » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:58:18 GMT




Maybe give it to Google books, if they want to scan it, and you'll get a
OCR'ed and searchable text document, accessible for anyone.

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Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby David Warman » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 17:45:13 GMT





Did anybody ask Moore himself about this? He owns the copyright to the
paper.

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Andrew Haley » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:26:05 GMT





I'm pretty sure that I've never seen one.  If I were in your part of
the world I'd volunteer to come over and do it myself...

Andrew.

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Brad » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:09:16 GMT


If nothing else, you could contact SVFIG. They would surely be
chomping at the bit to scan it. Besides, it's not the kind of job that
requires a Forth Kahuna.

-Brad

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby AshleyF » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 03:25:16 GMT

It looks like this book has finally made it's way to the web!
 http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Howerd » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:12:25 GMT



Thanks for posting this link - I can't find it on the colorForth
site...
A very interesting insight into the ratioanale behind Forth :-)

Best regards,
Howerd

Re: `Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Postby Howerd » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:35:10 GMT

Hi All,

I just found the link on the blog page, and also this comment from
Chuck :

"Holy Cow! On Wednesday I had 6,697 Visitors to this website; 6,381
looking at POL. An order of magnitude spike. I'm amazed and gratified
at this interest. Thank you all."

I was one of those visitors, and I spent a couple of evenings reading
the book. I found it an extremely clear description of Forth.
So I would just like to say thank you to Chuck for sharing his
discoveries and thoughts, and for all the fun that that I have enjoyed
playing with computers using Forth :-) Thanks!

Best regards,
Howerd







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1.`Programming a POL' by Chuck Moore

Dear FORTH community,

Does any body have a digital copy of Chuck Moore's unpublished book:

+ C.H. Moore, Programming a Problem-oriented Language, Amsterdam, NY:
Mohasco
Industries Inc. (internal pub.), 1970.

I strongly believe this book has historical value. As an aspiring
historian of computing, I am very keen on studying this early
unpublished work.

I would be most grateful if somebody could give me a pointer. Chuck
Moore has suggested I use this mailing list since he doesn't have an
electronic version of the book any more.

kind regards,
Edgar G. Daylight




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