Improved Logo interpreter in Red
Using what I have learned in the last few days about ‘parse’ in Red, I have improved the Logo interpreter from the last post, so that it now supports procedures.
(It turns out that I had it all wrong about Red’s parse. It’s actually already full featured and it was a misunderstanding on my side that made me think it’s incomplete).
Anyway, it’s amazing how, with so little extra effort, it was possible to extend the Logo/Turtle program to do so much more, still all in under 100 lines of code! (Though when you think about it, you can paste you code in Notepad++ or Sublime Text and press Ctrl+J and then everything will be oneÂ one line of code! 🙂 ).
The only thing lacking, perhaps,
is that I should use floats for the co-ordinatesÂ (done), Â as there is some inaccuracy due to rounding, as the turtle just uses pair! co-ordinates corresponding to the pixels on the screen.
The last things I want to add are, as mentioned,
changing the co-ordinates to use float! numbers (done) and adding an ‘undo’ command.
So the full list of commands is now:
- fd |Â forward <distance> – Move forward
- bk | back <distance> – Move backward
- rt | right <degrees> – Turn right
- lt | left <degrees> – Turn left
- pu | penup – Pen up (won’t draw lines)
- pd | pendown – Pen down (will draw lines)
- color <color> – Change the pen colour
- repeat <count> [block] – repeat a block of commands <count> times
- to <procedure name> <procedure body> end – create a callable procedure
- ht – hide the turtle
- st – show the turtle
- reset – reset everything, clear history
- clear – clear all lines on the screen
- home – return turtle to center, 0 degrees
- q | quit – exit the program
- <proc> – call a stored procedure
You can find the code here: