[Vm-dev] HackerNews + vm-dev = a lightbulb saying "STACK!"
David T. Lewis
lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Oct 7 03:17:57 UTC 2012
And of course don't forget to read (or re-read) Eliot's excellent explanations:
On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 07:13:12PM -0400, Chris Cunnington wrote:
> I saw an interesting post on HackerNews  about a book called "Stack
> Computers: The New Wave" (1989).
> I thought, that's pretty interesting. Stack computers. Stack languages.
> Forth. Hmmm, Forth. I wonder if it would be worth spending some time on
> Then there's a post on GreenArrays, Inc.  and Chuck Moore and
> ColorForth  and such. And I think, Yea. That's cool. But I shouldn't
> really go down this road. How are stack languages related to Smalltalk?
> And then I realized the StackVM is called a StackVM because it uses a
> ... STACK.
> Oh, right. Stack. Maybe the informing principle of the StackVM is that
> it uses a stack. Like Forth.
> Sometimes a brick has to fall on my head before I see what's going on.
>  http://news.ycombinator.com/
>  http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/stack_computers/index.html
>  http://www.greenarraychips.com/
>  http://www.colorforth.com/
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