Glossary

Note that this glossary is only about environments in which thox run. It is not a general computer science glossary; some approximations used here are not true in other contexts.

bus

A medium that allows communicating with peripherals using addresses and events.

See Buses and components for more information.

CC

Refers to the original ComputerCraft mod by Daniel Ratcliffe (dan200).

See Computers for more information.

CC:T

Refers to ComputerCraft: Tweaked.

See Computers for more information.

character encoding

An algorithm to represent a sequence of characters over a sequence of bytes or characters. This algorithm must be bijective. Transforming the former into the latter is called “encoding”, transforming the latter into the former is called “decoding”.

See Character encodings for more information.

component

A device which a computer can interact with through a bus.

See Buses and components for more information.

computer

A computer is a device able to run thox.

See Computers for more information.

console

Alternative word for “terminal”.

event

An event produced by a peripheral signalling real world activity to which a computer can react. Also called signal.

See Buses and components for more information.

host

A device on a network that can send and receive messages through a modem. Hosts can be computers or other devices.

See Modem networking for more information.

modem

A kind of peripheral that can be used by computers to send and receive messages on given channels on given networks.

See Modem networking for more information.

monitor

A peripheral which allows a computer to display characters, and register input events.

See Video devices for more information.

peripheral

An external, hot-plug component.

See Buses and components for more information.

screen

Alternative word for “monitor”.

terminal

Text display.

See Video devices for more information.

turtle

A computer equipped with world interaction abilities in the train of thoughts of the turtle in the Logo programming language: move, dig, place, drop, attack, inspect, and so on. Also called robot or drone.