digitalmars.D.announce - Re: DMD 1.005 release
- don <nospam nospam.com> Feb 09 2007
kris Wrote:Andreas Kochenburger wrote:Kevin Bealer wrote:Charles D Hixson wrote: But the central feature of FORTH is that the compiler and runtime can be made mind-bogglingly small. I think the run time speed for a naive interpretation is probably somewhere between C and interpreted bytecode. From this page about tiny4th: http://www.seanet.com/~karllunt/tiny4th "The run-time engine takes up less than 1K of code space and the p-codes are so dense that you can get a lot of robot functionality in just 2K."
Before someone thinks, Forth is only a play-thing, see http://www.forth.com/ There are also excellent freeware versions around, f.ex. http://win32forth.sourceforge.net/ There is even ans ANS / ISO standard for the language. Andreas
Yeah, Forth is an incredibly powerful language
I was into Forth, back in the day. The strange thing is, I don't think it ever affected my programming in any other language. It's hard to imagine something easier to lex...
Feb 09 2007