[rescue] Forth

Dave McGuire 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 
>> 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.
> 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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