|Some unasked questions and their
- What is tt?
tt stands for Turing Tongue. tt's compiler is turt(TURing
What tt is designed to do is to write Turing machines, and then
to evaluate input based on
said machine's rules.
- Why is tt?
What I plan to do in the end is to use the mechanism of tt and
map tt programs to the
elementry assembly codes of a modern computer,
This serves multiple purposes.
One: It gives people who study these codes, as
implemented in tt, a
chance to grasp the building blocks of a computer.
Two: It can be uses as a teaching tool
- Whois tt?
Right now it is myself(V'lion), and whomever else joins. After a
few weeks I will post the
list. At 4:48pm MST January 6th 2004,
I have two peoplewho have joined. Everyone who is interested and
is willing to learn is
invited. If many people are interested then of course
I will have to be more stringent about allowing people developer
access on SF. However
anybody will be allowed to contribute.
On a disconnected basis:
- Will there be multiple languages/OSs?
I speak basic German currently and plan to speak it fluently
eventually. I may translate
tt into German if people ask me to. At the moment, my
"geek" German is
negligable. If other people desire to translate it, they are
free to do so. All project
files will need to be kept the same: we don't need
language-specfic forks now.
As for OSs, right now Linux is what all scripts are written for.
I do not believe that any
of the core code is platform-specfic. Windows scripts may be
All one needs is flex, bison, and a C++ compiler for the initial
compiling, then a C++
- What IS a Turing machine?
Look at four websites and recieve four slightly differing
answers. I suggest you search
for Turing's paper where it is initially described.
That should be the initial place; thereafter I would recommend
searching your university
library for a book that has Turing machines described.