Re: Forth for PET WAS(Re: Commodore 8032-SK)

From: Nils Eilers <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:48:39 +0200
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Hi Martin,

 > Who know more about forth?

I once ported a 6502 FIG Forth to CBM/PET, what is an easy task. Sources 
are lost, but the binary is still somewhere on my disks.

This winter I discussed porting VolksFORTH (a common F83 clone based on 
the more modern FORTH 83) to CBM/PET what would be not too hard too.

I have been playing around with FORTH for quite a while, but after all I 
almost lost my interest in it when I actually understood how that 
indirect threaded code (inner interpreter) works: it isn't much faster 
than interpreted code, much slower than compiled code or assembler code 
but almost as hard/unreadable to code as assembler.


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