WSFN (Which Stands for Nothing) ; Copyright (C) 1981 Atari, Inc. and Harry B. Stewart#

WSFN (Which Stands for Nothing) was a programming language for controlling robots created by Li-Chen Wang and published by Dr. Dobb's Journal in September 1977. It was later translated into Japanese and published by ASCII.

Extended WSFN was an implementation created for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers by Harry B. Stewart and published by the Atari Program Exchange (APX) in 1981. Extended WSFN was designed as 'beginner's language with emphasis on graphics' and included turtle graphics. It was an exceedingly cryptic language.

ROM Image#

  • WSFN.rom(info) ; Thank you so much Atari_Ace from AtariAge for creating the rom image! Once, there was one cartridge on planet earth, which vanished in a museum and therefore was thought to be lost. After 36 years(!) you brought it back to the light. Thank you so much, we owe you very much, indeed. By the way, Atari_Ace's website is highly recommended by AtariWiki.org! The site is full of source codes. Give it a try! :-)))

CAR Image#

  • WSFN.car(info) ; Thank you so much Atari_Ace from AtariAge for creating the rom image! Once, there was one cartridge on planet earth, which vanished in a museum and therefore was thought to be lost. After 36 years(!) you brought it back to the light. Thank you so much, we owe you very much, indeed. By the way, Atari_Ace's website is highly recommended by AtariWiki.org! The site is full of source codes. Give it a try! :-)))

CAS Image#

... still missing ; original APX-10026 cassette ; if you own this cassette, please let us know. Thank you so much in advance. :-)

ATR Image#

  • APX_Extended_WSFN.atr(info) ; original APX-20026 diskette of Extended WSFN ; Thank you so much Allan Bushman for preserving this very rare software. We really owe you very much! Please go ahead. :-)

Manual#

  • APX_Extended_WSFN-Original.pdf ; size: 171.8 MB ; original manual scanned in super quality by Allan Bushman. Thank you so much Allan for all the work you have done for us. We are really deep in your debt. Please go ahaed. :-)))
  • APX_Extended_WSFN-OCR-Print.pdf ; size: 76.2 MB ; OCR version of the above manual version
  • APX_Extended_WSFN-OCR-Screen.pdf ; size: 5.3 MB ; OCR screen optimized version of the above manual
  • Atari_WSFN-An_Introduction.pdf(info) ; size: 2.3 MB ; WSFN introduction from Harry B. Stewart realeased in 2016. Thank you so much Harry, we really appreciate your help so much. :-)))
  • Atari_WSFN-Manual_draft.pdf(info) ; size: 2.5 MB ; WSFN manual draft from Harry B. Stewart realeased in 2016. Thank you so much Harry, we really appreciate your help so much. :-)))

Source Code#

  • wsfn.txt(info) ; original source code from Harry B. Stewart, typed in and digitized by Atari_Ace from AtariAge. We both thank you so much, can't tell you. :-))) By the way, Atari_Ace's website is highly recommended by AtariWiki.org! The site is full of source codes. Give it a try! :-)))

References#

Pictures#

Extended WSFN APX-20026 box - front

Extended WSFN APX-20026 box - back

Extended WSFN Diskette APX-20026

Extended WSFN - example #1

Extended WSFN - example #1

Extended WSFN APX-20026 box - ad

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