revaaron at bitquabit.com
Sun Nov 5 04:44:30 UTC 2006
No offense- I like Forth. But man, I congratulate these kids for being
able to produce something in it. I remember trying to study Forth when I
was a 12 year old kid, I used to call up the local Twin Cities FIG
president. I'm sure I drove the poor man nuts!
Anywho... I'm sure that this is a neat language and all, but it just seems
pretty complicated. Take this function, for example:
sw 2/ 10 - 4 << 'ballx ! sh 2/ 10 - 4 << 'bally !
$ff rand $1 and 0? ( drop -1 ) * 'balldx !
rand $3ff and $1ff - 'balldy !
pantalla msec 'lastime !
0 ( drop update msec lastime - 1000 >? ) drop ;
I know I could make sense of it if I thought about it some, but it looks
about as easy to read as assembler to me. :P
Anyway, thanks for the link!
revaaron at bitquabit.com || rev in #squeak on irc.freenode.net
"Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must
raise themselves to Liberty." -- Emma Goldman
On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Francisco Garau wrote:
> Recently, a new open source Forth has been released the public domain. It is
> been used to teach children from poor areas, the fundamentals of
> programming. The system is tiny - the full distribution is a just 386kb zip
> I was mostly impressed by the vector graphics editor that it includes (image
> attached). It is used by the kids to draw their cartoon characters, but also
> to define the fonts used by the system.
> That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet
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