There are now eight documents about 1456 object code (in speech, please say
"fourteen fifty-six object code"), available on
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo which is our family webspace.
1456 object code is intended primarily for use in the preparation of free to
the end user distance education material. 1456 object code permits a person
who need not be a Java programmer, or who does not necessarily have Java
programming facilities available, to produce Java quality graphics output in
applets, using specially prepared Java programs called 1456 applet
landscapes and a 1456 engine. Each use of the system requires the use of a
1456 applet landscape selected from those available, the 1456 engine and an
HTML page to call the applet and to supply the applet with parameters. The
1456 object code is used to customize the 1456 applet landscape using one or
more parameter statements in an HTML page. The 1456 object code can be
entered using a text editor, such as Notepad.
1456 object code has facilities for integer and double precision floating
point arithmetic and for character and string manipulation using unicode
characters. The software interrupt facility of 1456 object code allows the
use of 1456 applet landscapes containing specialized computing features
written in Java to be used where required, accessed directly from within the
1456 object code.
1456 object code will hopefully provide a platform for free to the end user
distance educators to author software for distribution on the web and by
telesoftware broadcasts that will produce Java quality graphics without the
need to know Java nor the need to have Java program compilation facilities
available. Thus someone working at a library computer that has just
generally available text editing facilities and a web browser may well be
able to produce quality distance education learning material that utilizes
the graphics capabilities of Java.
18 September 2000
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