[rescue] Forth

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 13:29:37 CDT 2004

On Apr 28, 2004, at 2:24 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> Holy Crap!
>>> Look at the prices on these books - I wonder if people actually pay
>>> these prices...
>>> http://www.alibris.com/search/books/subject/
>>> FORTH%20Computer%20program%20language
>>    I have, and quite happily.  If you need the material, what's the
>> problem?  Have you been to a physical bookstore lately and looked at
>> the prices on technical books?  Even books on low-tech technical stuff
>> like Windows?
> $200 for a 20 year old paperback on an obscure programming language?

   Ok, I didn't see the $200 one.  That *is* excessive.  I saw a few 
listings in the $50-60 range, which is perfectly reasonable given the 
current book market.

   And, you should be aware that Forth is FAR from obscure.  It is most 
likely present in the ROMs in many of the computers you own, in fact.  
Got a Mac?  Forth.  Sun?  Forth.  PC with decent PCI cards?  Forth.  It 
is all over the place.  That doesn't say "obscure" to my mind.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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