PHFC 0.23

PHFC is a CUSP emulator written to be as ANSI C compliant as possible.
PHFC project is a CUSP emulator written to be as ANSI C compliant as possible.

PHFC stands for any of the following:

Phaethon's Hack For CUSP
PHFC Hobbles Functional Chips
PHFC Has Funny Characteristics
PHFC Handles CUSP

Some may tell you that "PHFC" is nothing more than the result of applying
ROT-13 to "CUSP", and that the names were backronymed. That's all vicious lies, don't believe them.

CUSP Background

CUSP stands for "Carleton's Utterly Simple Processor". It is a fictional
microprocessor developed at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering of the University of Carleton (somewhere in Canada), along with a corresponding textbook, to assist in the instruction of the machine language course.

The original CUSP emulator was written in Turbo Pascal, and compiled for the MS-DOS platform. It uses a (relatively) cheesy text-character GUI during use. Since it's initial release, the original CUSP emulator was released in binary-only form (no source code). Also, it has never been updated to use more modern graphical systems. The most recent version I can find is labled "CUSP Version 5.00", copyrighted in 1991 by John C. Bryant and Gerald M. Karam.

Goals of PHFC

The original CUSP emulator was written in Turbo Pascal. PHFC is to be written mostly in C.
The original CUSP was released under a presumable non-free license.
PHFC is covered by the GNU GPL.
The core of PHFC, the main CUSP emulator, is to be maintained in pure ANSI C. This is to make the emulator core far more portable than the original CUSP.
There is a part of PHFC that need not be in ANSI C, much less any kind of C. This is the platform-dependant code; the user interface to the PHFC core.
The core emulator is to remain portable. The interface, though, doesn't need to be portable, to exploit the host's full range of interfacing (graphics).
And most of all, to get UCLA to ditch CUSP for their Computer Science's
Assembly Language course.

last updated on:
November 22nd, 2007, 20:48 GMT
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developed by:
Frederick Lee
homepage:
linux.ucla.edu
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ System \ Emulators

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