BASIC vs Python

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Dec 20 10:52:49 CET 2004


Alan Gauld wrote:

> 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?)

That's OpenBoot, the boot prompt.  Most people never use that enough to 
even realize it has anything to do with Forth.

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