Sat, 10 May 1997 14:30:55 -0500 (CDT)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marcus G. Daniels)
> JH> Many of today's machines (Sparcs, PowerPCs, some PCI-bus
> JH> machines) come with a full ANSI Forth core in the OpenBoot
> JH> Firmware. There will be for these machines complete low level
> JH> diagnostics and some primitive kind of device driver available for
> JH> all supported devices. Those machines without OpenBoot Firmware
> JH> could be made to quickly load an ANSI Forth core.
> Can you suggest any more info on this? altavista turns up
> http://www.firmworks.com and some info from Sun.
> The hardware list at Firmworks was pretty short w.r.t. PCI.
Yes, as I said above, I knew there were some PCI machines that use
OpenBoot, but I don't think there are very many. We would have to
bring up our own Forth on these.