From: woodelf <>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 15:18:19 +0000

Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> Born in the year of the transistor.
Gasp ... Now I have to look that up!

> For a long time, I tried to convince people how right Forth
>was compared to other languages. I've since come to realize
>that people all think differently. Some like the comfort of
>natural languages ( BASIC ) while others like the compactness
>of programs ( APL ). Some feel that millions can't be wrong ( C ),
>while others like to explore the abstract ( SmallTalk ).
I like FIG-Forth but not any of that newer stuff. I have not found I
I like -- most are too BIG for my liking since I tend to look the hardware
of small machines. C was nice until it got standardised.

> I just like to get working programs as quick as I can so I
>can fiddle some more with the hardware. Each to their own.
I split 50% between simple hardware and unbloated software. I'm still
loking for
a nice language to bootstrap my homebrew hardware with.

Ben alias woodelf.
Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 15:14:23 GMT

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