-] Abbreviations Abs Absolute AC AutoComplete Acct Account ACD AutoComplete Dictionary Addr Address Alloc Allocate Alt Alternate AOT Ahead-of-Time AP ApplicationProcessor (Core1 - Core7) Arg Argument Asm Assemble, Assembler or Assembly Attr Attribute Aux Auxilliary BG Backround Bin Binary Blk Block Bmp BitMap Bttn Button Buf Buffer Bwd Backward CB Call-Back, Code Block Cfg Config Chg Change Chk Check Clip Clipboard Clus Cluster Cmd Command Cmp Compiler Cnt Count Const Consant Cont Continue Ctrl Control. The ctrl key is indicated with "^" in documentation. Cur Current Cvt Convert Dbg Debug Dbl Double DC Device Context Del Delete Desc Descriptor, Description Dev Device Dft Default Dir Directory, Direction Div Divide Doc Document Drv Drive Dsk Disk Dst Destination Ed Edit, Editor Elem Element Equ Equal Evt Event Exe Execute Ext Extern, Extended, Extract Feat Feature FG Foreground Fmt Format Fwd Forward FPS Frames per Second, First Person Shooter fp_ Function ptr Fun Function Gen Generate Glbl Global Gr Graphic Hndlr Handler IDE Integrated Drive Electronics, Integrated Development Environment Id Identification Ident Identifier, Identity, Identical IDT Interrupt Descriptor Table Idx Index Init Initialize Ins Insert, Install Inst Instruction Int Interrupt, Integer Irq Interrupt (Request) JIT Just-in-Time Kbd Keyboard KD Keyboard Device Len Length Let Letter Lex Lexical Analyser Loc Location, Lines of Code Log Logarithm, Logical Lst List Man Manual Mem Memory Mgd Managed Mgr Manager Mid Middle Mon Month MP MultiProcessor Ms Mouse Msg Message Num Number Obj Object Occ Occurrence ODE Ordinary Differential Equation Opt Option, Optimize Paren Parenthesis Pix Pixel Pkg Package Poly Polygon Pos Position Pow Power Prec Precedence Prev Previous Pri Primary Prod Product, Production Prof Profile, Profiler Prs Parse, Parser Prt Partition FunSeg Program Section Pt Point Ptr Pointer Que Queue Rand Random Ref Reference Reg Register, Registry, Regular Rem Remove Rep Report, Repeat Res Result Rev Reverse, Reversed Rqst Request Rst Reset Rot Rotation Rx Receive Sched Sceduler Scrn Screen Sec Second, Secondary Sect Sector Sel Select, Selected Seq Sequence Snd Sound SP SingleProcessor Src Source Srv Servant Stat Status, Statistic Std Standard Stk Stack Stmt Statement Str String Sym Symbol Sync Synchronization Sys System Tbl Table Term Terminal Tmp Temporary Tri Triangle Tx Transmit UAsm Unassemble Val Value Var Variable Vect Vector Vis Visible Vol Volume Win Window Wiz Wizard -] Task/Process/Thread There is no distinction between task, process or thread. The Fs segment reg is kept pointing to the current task's CTask. There is only one window per task, and only Core0 tasks can have windows. Each task has a code and data heap so memory is returned when it dies. Each task has a hash symbol table. Since there is not friendly disk sharing and all tasks have the same address map, it might be accurate to call TempleOS, "multi-thread/single-process". You run a single application process on Core0 and it can create threads on the same core or others. If you run multiple processes, it should be safe, but one process will wait until another completely finishes a long disk access. -] Adam Task This is Adam, as in Adam and Eve, the parent of all tasks. Adam is immortal. The adam task is created at start-up and appears in the small window at the top beneath the user terminal windows. Since the Adam task is immortal, on Adam's heap go all memory objects which you don't want destroyed by any single task's death. When created, Adam runs the file ::/StartOS.HC. When start-up is finished, the adam task enters a server mode where it accepts requests from other tasks. The Adam("") routine will make Adam compile and run text src code. #include stmts can be sent to Adam(""), creating system-wide code and data which are immortal. -] Seth Tasks In the Bible, Seth is Adam and Eve's child. Each CPU core has an executive task called Seth that is immortal. The Adam task on Core0 is also its Seth task. -] Code and Data Heaps TempleOS uses the asm CALL inst, exclusively, and that inst is limited to calling routines +/-2Gig from the current code location. To prevent out-of-range issues, I decided to separate code and data, placing all code within the lowest 2Gig of memory, addresses 00000000-7FFFFFFF. The compiler and Load()er alloc memory from the code heap to store code and glbl vars, unless the compiler option OPTf_GLBLS_ON_DATA_HEAP is used. When programs call MAlloc() is from the data heap, which in not limited in size, except by physical RAM memory. You can alloc from any heap in any task at any time on any core, even making independent heaps. -] Parent, Child and PopUp Tasks Often a task will Spawn() or PopUp() a task as a helper. The helper is known as a child Task, though you can Spawn a task and assign it a different parent... like Adam. Links are kept as to who's whose child, so when one task is Kill()ed the child helper tasks die, too. You can get a report of current system tasks with TaskRep(). There is just one window per task, so child tasks are needed for pop-ups. -] HolyC HolyC is more than C and less than C++. It has the default args of C++ and uses class in place of struct. It uses U0,U8,U16,U32,I64 and I0,I8,I16,I32,I6 4 for signed and unsigned ints. It has different operator precedence. It has PASCAL-like function calls with no parens, but requires an & when referring to function addresses. -] AOT Compile Mode Ahead-of-Time compiling is conventional compilation mode. Do not use AOT, use JIT compiling. In AOT mode, .PRJ files are compiled to .BIN files, skipping .OBJ files. After compiling, .BIN files are Load()ed. There is no main() routine. Instead, stmts outside functions are automatically executed upon loading. There is no way to unload except by killing the task. To invoke AOT Compiled Mode, Cmp() is used. The Kernel module and compiler are made in AOT compiled mode. See BootHDIns() which calls MakeAll() where ::/Kernel.BIN.C and ::/Compiler/Compiler.BIN are created. -] JIT Compile Mode In just-in-time mode, the compiler places code and data in memory alloced from the heap, incrementally, making them immediately ready for in-place execution. This mode is used during cmd line operations. When you #include a file, it is compiled function by function and code ends-up all over in the memory, at least in the first 2Gig of memory. The ExeFile() routine is the same as #incl ude but can be used in programs. ExePrint() routine will compile and run a string. -] Compiler Intermediate Code The compiler generates insts one step before making actual assembly (machine) language insts. This code is rev polish stack machine in nature and can be viewed with PassTrace(). The compiler does not interpret code, except in the process of optimization to make the final machine code. Assembly language output can be viewed when code is compiled with the Trace(), or, afterward, with U() or Uf(""). -] Drive/Partition There is no distinction between drive or partition. They are specified with a single letter from A-Z. ':' is the boot drive. '~' is the home drive. The letters are reserved for different uses. A-B are RAM drives. C-L are ATA hard drives. M-P are ISO file read drives. Q-S are ISO file write drives. T-Z are ATAPI CD/DVD drives. For commands taking a drive letter as an argument, char 0 is the current drive. Bt, Bts, Btr, Btc, BEqu Define DolDoc Editor Link Types files_find_mask Hash Table InFile Ona Pag RedSea File System Sprite -] CLI, STI, PUSHFD, POPFD These are x86 assembly insts. CLI disable interrupts. STI enable interrupts. PUSHFD pushes the CPU flags. POPFD pops the CPU flags. -] Filename Extention Types *.???.Z These files are automatically compressed or uncompresses files when read or written. *.???.C Contiguous files--NOT compressed. *.DD.Z;*.DD Text Files *.HC.Z;*.HC HolyC src files. The default HolyC compiler type is .HC.Z. *.PRJ.Z;*.PRJ HolyC src files to be compiled AOT. *.HH.Z;*.HH HolyC src header files. *.MAP.Z;*.MAP Compiler "map" files *.BIN.Z;*.BIN.C;*.BIN Binary executable files, created by Cmp() and read by Load(). *.DATA.Z;*.DATA Data files *.ISO CD/DVD image file. *.IN.Z;*.IN InFile Basically a HolyC program whose stdout goes to the input of a task when InFile() is called. *.GR.Z;*.GR Graphics file FILEMASK_TXT FILEMASK_SRC FILEMASK_AOT FILEMASK_JIT FILEMASK_GR -] Naming Convention Since there are no namespaces and I don't plan to implement name spaces, I highly recommend putting a 2-3 character module code prefix on syms. e.g. WS, Doc, Lex ALL_CAPS Assembly Language labels are capitalized with underscores between words. So are #define's. _ALL_CAPS Asm routines which are HolyC callable must have a leading underscore. MixedCaps HolyC Functions and class names are MixedCaps. lower_case Local function vars and glbl vars are lower case. Class member names are also lower_case. _lower_case Function args which are outputs (passed as ptrs) have leading underscores. Also, args which have idently named local variable counterparts have leading underscores. DOCf_???? Flags bit nums instead of bit values are designated with a lower case f. DOCG_???? Flag groups are designated with "G". res is reserved for local variables that hold the function return val. * I used C++ like naming. I place New, Del, Init, Rst, ect. on the end of a function name instead of at the beginning. RstMusicSettings should be MusicSe ttingsRst. -] Fs The CPU FS segment reg. This reg points to the current task's CTask. -] Gs The CPU GS segment reg. This reg points to the current core's CCPU. -] Heap Programs can dynamically request chunks of memory alloced from a heap using MAlloc(). They must Free() it when finished. Ptrs are used to refer to the chunk. The heap is dynamically alloced mem. -] Join When two parts of a program have a common low-level routine, that routine is often labeled SomethingJoin. -] user_data Many operating system structures have space set aside for you to store values. You are on your own managing these with multiple applications and libraries. -] Multicore Core0/CoreAP Core0, has the Adam Task, and it is the master. The application processors have an executive Seth Tasks and are the slave processors. Only Core0 tasks can have windows and can launch applications. Slave cores are used if the application explicitly Spawns() a task or JobQue() a job on them.