Pythoniac: Thoughts on a hardware Python processor

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Fri Jun 28 14:41:25 CEST 2002


"David LeBlanc" <whisper at oz.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.1025206656.12053.python-list at python.org...
[...]
>
> Ahh! Haven't you heard? Forth came in Fifth and the Forth chip is dead. In
> fact I don't think anyone is still offering a stack based computer (only
HP
> did AFAIK, the HP 3000).
>

Well, there was the English Electric KDF9, circa 1960. Even though it did
have instructions to load and store stack elements from/to memory, all
operations were performed on the hardware stack.

nothing-new-under-the-HP-ly y'rs  - steve
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