mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 28 13:53:18 CDT 2004
On Apr 28, 2004, at 2:44 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> And, you should be aware that Forth is FAR from obscure. It is
>> 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.
>> is all over the place. That doesn't say "obscure" to my mind.
> Well, OK - can we agree with "not mainstream"? I actually paused to
> try and
> pick a good word...
No, we can't agree on that. It's quite mainstream. People just
don't *see* it. Did you miss the part about "every Mac"? "Every Sun"?
The "ok" prompt of OpenBoot is the prompt of a Forth interpreter.
> $50-60 is reasonable, the $175 -> 200 seemed high, as you agreed.
See? We agree on something. :)
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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