Simulator ProgressAugust 7, 2013 - 1:09 am by Joss Whittle L2Program Language
Progress on the JOSS language simulator is coming along nicely. I decided to take a break from transcribing and converting the grammar so I could work on the ui for a bit. This will be helpful as soon I’ll need a way to parse input commands and output the system replies.
So far the terminal is designed along with the input bar. Upon pressing enter the currently written command is added to the bottom of the terminal feed and (if necessary) the terminal is smoothly scrolled down to it’s new bottom. Like the original typewriter consoles on JOHNNIAC, inputs typed by the user appeared in black type and responses from the system are shown in green.
Further plans for the ui are to eventually include some form of modal or accordion based content organisation to allow a pane describing the history of JOHNNIAC, and a pane to describe the syntax for the language.