BASIC vs Python

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Mon Dec 20 09:46:14 CET 2004

> >>> was too late).  A machine designed to be run on Forth would have been
> >>> unbelievably powerful from the late 70s to the mid 90s (it would be
> >>> more painful now than the x86 legacy, but still).

A small data point here is that Sun still use Forth in their
Sparc workstations. Their system prompt is really a Forth
interpreter... I don;t know where the interpreter resides,
presumably not in Sparc since its a RISC but interesting that
they still use it. (Or they did last time I used a 
Sparc - 4 years ago?)

Alan G.
Author of the Learn to Program website

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