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Re-introduction of low level languages? - Duane - Oct 29, 2007 06:05 PM
I've been flipping through various low-level languages as of late (egadâ€”you caught me!), like assembly (minor interest), c, etc. But the language that caught my eye was Forth.
I love the simplicity of it; it seems to echo the way I think, and the simplicity of it (only a few commands) allows you to write pretty nifty programs.
For example, the first thirty fibonacci numbers:
Re-introduction of low level languages? - OneSadCookie - Oct 29, 2007 06:15 PM
And of course, http://desudesudesu.net/#FORTH__gforth_
Forth isn't my idea of a low-level language though, given that it's reflective and not statically typed... "simple" != "low-level". Pascal, C, C++, etc. are low-level.
Re-introduction of low level languages? - Duane - Oct 29, 2007 06:35 PM
Well, it is low level even if it doesn't use all the features one can get in Pascal/c*. But, if one really wants to, one can use assembly (I think, I just started forth a few days ago).
Re-introduction of low level languages? - unknown - Oct 30, 2007 03:00 AM
Forth is low level and C is high level
Re-introduction of low level languages? - OneSadCookie - Oct 30, 2007 03:10 AM
Clearly you two and I are unable to have a meaningful conversation about this until you adjust your definition of "low-level" to meet the norm