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digitalmars.D.announce - Re: DMD 1.005 release

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