BASIC vs Python
mwm at mired.org
Sat Dec 18 03:41:11 CET 2004
Scott Robinson <dscottr at bellatlantic.net> writes:
> Forth seems better than basic, but is *weird* (I tried it for a
> while). I'm not sure going from Forth to C (or Python) would be much
> easier than Basic to C or Python. The biggest disappointment for
> Forth was that no significant Forth chips were made (and none until it
> 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).
I think you overestimate how long the Forth chip would have been a
serious competitor to x`the x86 line. LISP chips - which should have
all the same advantages - didn't last that long.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
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