These boot into Forth (Open Firmware). One of the last machines (and, AFAIK, the only x86 platform) to do so.
I frequently wonder how hard it would be to port Open Firmware to the #Kestrel3, but it's written in C, so the answer would most likely be, "moderately," on the basis of first needing to port a C compiler.
I'd like to play with Open Firmware at some point, but as Forth systems go, it's just so hhuuggee. I really like having an environment about at cmForth levels of complexity, personally.
Someone recently posted a link to a project page, which linked to a Github project, for Open Firmware. I've bookmarked it for future reference and research.
this one is simply beautiful.
But do you have the ISA, the opcodes, anything?
@forth @djsundog This is a pervasive problem in a wide variety of projects as well. I've **never** succeeded in porting **anything** in my life, save for one implementation of eForth 1.0 (because 2.0 was just too complicated), after taking so long at it that I decided to just write my own Forth interpreter completely from scratch, using Moore's Programming a Problem-Oriented Language as a guide.
I am just porting impaired, a defective software engineer, I guess.
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