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

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:11:35 +0200
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Nils Eilers wrote:

> 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.

I guess the main point of FORTH was good portability with minimal
footprint. I remember some cool adventure games written by a Polish
programmer for Atari, later he was able to easily port them to Commodore
64 because the code was almost all in FORTH.


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