Multilingual programming (was Re: Litton Industries Monrobot XI computers available)

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Feb 26 20:33:36 2003

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> I thought I'd mentioned that it is not entirely true that
> no other computer language can be converted to another language.
> Not being a natural language, Forth, can easily be converted
> to any standard text type language and there has even been
> efforts to convert to Chinese( not text type ). Since Forth
> has its own rules on noun/verb/object order, the language
> that it uses is not important.

I have seen a Chinese version of COBOL, and a Japanese version of
Forth, although it might not have ever been commercially available
outside of the large Japanese electronics company that used it
in-house. The extensibility and "postfix" syntax of Forth make it
especially suitable for Japanese.
Received on Wed Feb 26 2003 - 20:33:36 GMT

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