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here is an implementation of Forth language for mbed evaluation board. Forth is a rather old programming tool that should have a new birth for embedded systems.
this riscy-cortex forth is a tethered forth (host computer run a tcl script) but you can easily generate new kernel, including new words, that would be standalone.
all original work and credits to Frank Sergeant¶
this is only a cutomization of riscy pygness cortex forth : http://pygmy.utoh.org/riscy/cortex/
see manual section for more informations
mbed port use CMSIS code and uart.c from coookbook
you need an arm-eabi tool chain (CodeSourcery, developed with version arm-2010.09) but it should be doable with online compiler.
- make.bin : build script, with comments
- c2forth.c : main C files
- uart.c : uart0 (usb bridge) driver
- core_cm3.c : cortex-m3 specific
- LPC17xx.ld : linker script
- system_LPC17xx.h : lpc1768 specific
- system_LPC17xx.c : clock selection/PLL init/...
- startup_LPC17xx.s : startup file (C runtime : executed before c2forth main() entry point)
- riscy-lpc17xx.asm : forth VM (uses specific macros, parsed by preasm.tcl)
- kernel.fth : Forth high level WORDS
Tcl application to build/execute forth¶
- preasm.tcl : tcl tool used to create riscy.s from ricy-lpc17xx.asm
- riscy.tcl (& util.tcl) : flashing kernel utility / interactive console to mbedforth
intermediate files (see make.bin)¶
- riscy.lnkt riscy.lst map
- kernel.bin : ready to flash arm executable
all you need is here /media/uploads/raph38130/forthcortex.zip
for the impatient¶
- flash this file/media/uploads/raph38130/kernel.bin , press reset
- execute this command (linux host, COM port is /dev/ttyACM0, with tcl/tk installed /media/uploads/raph38130/riscy.zip )
./riscy.tcl -image kernel.dictionary -port /dev/ttyACM0
wait for > prompt, then try following examples (end line with ENTER, forth should answer ok) :
9 8 + .
- some specific low level words (gpio...)
- a Java implementation instead of Tcl tools sets