[Edu-sig] That's where the Forth hides.

Dirk Heise dheise@debitel.net
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 23:13:13 +0200

For those who are interested in my ongoing
Forth-in-Python works, you can get it by
joining http://www.egroups.com/files/SynthetoForth/
and looking into the files section.

This was the easiest way to place it somewhere 
on the net, without having to mess with CVS
at SourceForge or so, or creating my own 
website. (I'm really not interested in investing
time into Web content creation or so, just
had to place those files somewhere for communication.)

Of course, if you don't wanna give egroups 
your personal data, you might as well mail 
me directly... at the moment, i'm rewriting it
every day a little. It's quite tricky to get it
right so the real Forth magic gets preserved;
Chuck Moore is said to have it rewritten a 
multitude of times before it became the classical
70ies Forth.

Be warned, maybe my newer versions get too tricky to
be of interest for a little educational 
intro into postfix. I'm seeing now that the
infix vs. postfix syntax item is only very
surfacial, the magic is much deeper (the
key to the extensibility of Forth). (still i
don't know whether it can be delivered to
other languages. I don't know whether is has 
ever been tried, or whether there are such
languages. Maybe it can only work with a
language as simple as Forth, and every attempt
to give the language more syntactical sugar destroys
it. The truth hides.)