April 10th, 2008

Forth

Wow, it's been a long time since I wrote a blog post. Sorry about the delay in finishing my Haskell state monad series; it's coming, I promise.

The reason for this post is that I stumbled upon a very cool free (and well-documented) interpreter for the Forth language written in x86 assembly language. That implementation, by Richard Jones, can be found here, if you're impatient. In my previous post about foundational programming languages, I described Forth as a very cool but not quite foundational language. Here I'll expand on why I think Forth is cool, and why every serious computer language geek should look into Forth.

Collapse )