[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 17, Issue 159

William S. wstan at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 27 15:53:44 CDT 2004

So what has been done with FORTH that sets it
apart from others?

On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 01:39:50PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2004, at 10:05 AM, Ross Bernheim wrote:
> >>Have you played with Forth at all?
> >
> >I keep trying to get the time to get into FORTH since I have seen some
> >amazing things done with it. FORTH does have a bit of a steep learning
> >curve, but the productivity of a decent FORTH programmer is almost
> >unbelievable.
>   Yes, it is truly incredible.  I just cannot figure it out.  I know 
> the syntax, I know the basic philosophy of the language, I've known it 
> for years, I can explain how to program in Forth, but I haven't yet 
> been able to modify my thought processes enough to be able to write 
> complex programs in it!  Very strange.  It's become a kind of personal 
> challenge for me, and now that I'm working on a project involving 
> Forth, I *will* wrap my brain around it this time.
>   In many ways, it defies classification for a dyed-in-the-wool 
> procedural programmer like me.  But it is an amazing language.
>   Oh yes, to pick a nit...It is "Forth", not "FORTH", according to the 
> inventor of the language.

William Staniewicz
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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