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Original OSNews Interviews OSNews sat down with Ian Seyler, the Founder and Lead Programmer at Return Infinity, the maker and sponsor of Baremetal OS, a 64-bit OS for x86-64 based computers written entirely in Assembly. Editor's note: We'd love to do similar interviews with the people behind other alternative or hobby OS projects. If there's a project that you'd like to learn more about, let us know.
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RE[5]: Why not in Forth?
by Alfman on Sat 4th Jun 2011 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Why not in Forth?"
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"But while reading 'Starting Forth' you surely noticed, where I copy the above from? ;) "


"...using Forth words, instead of coding in assembly, usually overall size of your code is smaller, when programming in Forth."

We're still talking about compiled x86 code? Honestly I don't understand the logic, but no matter.

"No. Actually, programming in Forth is rather 'designing one's own problem-specific language'...instead of using ready-available high-level function"

This is fine for programming algorithms, and it's probably fine for OS work. However I'd be worried about leaving typical web developers to write their own functions. I imagine this results in a lot of duplicate code between libraries.

"Since I'm Forth-newbie (learning it about year for now), you may be interested in asking these questions on comp.lang.forth, where you'll meet several experienced Forth-programmers"

Thank you for answering my questions. The language seems to have an almost universal quality to it - I think you'll know what I mean by that.

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