Re the carry flag...you can get at that :)

On 4 February 2017 at 20:24, dean <deangwillia...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Alex
>
> With stack control I mean that you can do unlimited 'push'es and 'pop's
> to/from
> the stack inside a function, and build arbitrary structures this way on the
> stack. You can add, subtract, increment and decrement the stack pointer
> arbitrarily, and switch between different stacks by assigning values to the
> stack pointer.
>
> I've read these and it looks like it i.e. you can save and restore EBP and
> ESP
> freeing you to do what you want with them until restoration
> also you can push stuff of one size and pop it off in different sized
> chunks.
> It all looks very freestyle to me as long as you balance the stack when
> you've finished.
> I'd be very happy to try an example if you want.
> https://www.powerbasic.com/help/pbcc/the_stack.htm
> https://www.powerbasic.com/help/pbcc/using_esp_and_ebp.htm
> https://www.powerbasic.com/help/pbcc/tricks_of_the_stack.htm
>
> On 4 February 2017 at 19:32, Lindsay John Lawrence <
> lawrence.lindsayj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I also run PicoLisp out of a TinyCore Linux 'VirtualBox' image...
>> This turned out to be the best route for me to get the performance and
>> features of picolisp I wanted on microsoft windows hosts.
>>
>> TinyCore64 + vboxsf (to access host drives) + picolisp is a great combo
>> in < 50Mb
>> Exporting that as an 'appliance'  < 15Mb.
>> == full linux kernel with all the goodness that provides + picolisp
>> awesomeness to easily utilize all that goodness.
>>
>> A slightly larger image with docs+w3m+vim (or the picollsp 'vi' Alexander
>> published) may make a nicely focused little 'lisp machine'  to learn and
>> tinker on.
>>
>> /Lindsay
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Erik Gustafson <
>> erik.d.gustaf...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi list,
>>>
>>> Sounds like it's time to update the 'apt-get yourself some PicoLisp'
>>> section on the wiki, as this is no longer the best route for those new to
>>> the language.
>>>
>>> To confirm, the best options seem to be:
>>>
>>> - pil64 for Android
>>> - Ersatz for Windows
>>> - Docker Image (Packaged PL + Tiny Core)
>>> - Build from source
>>>
>>> Please add if I'm missing anything.
>>>
>>> Now as far as trying PicoLisp goes, could we make a little app like
>>> http://www.tryclj.com? A sandboxed subset of PL where one could try out
>>> the language and maybe work through a short accompanying tutorial to give a
>>> taste of the language, before diving into the install process. I think this
>>> has been discussed before...?
>>>
>>> Also isn't there the Emulisp (PL in JS) REPL app? Could that be
>>> leveraged? Maybe this is a solution without a problem; I agree with others
>>> that most people discovering PL will likely be comfortable building from
>>> source, spinning up a VM, etc
>>>
>>> Finally, a side note: I recently came across https://antergos.com. It's
>>> basically a graphical installer for Arch Linux. I gave it a try and found
>>> it to be as easy as installing Ubuntu... Click through the install wizard
>>> and ten minutes later you've got a full-blown Arch desktop environment (or
>>> base-install if desired) with built-in access to the AUR The AUR has always
>>> been up to date (many thanks!) with the latest PicoLisp. Might be worth a
>>> mention?
>>>
>>> Erik
>>>
>>
>>
>

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