Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Nov 2002 20:39 UTC, submitted by bland est
General Development Forth has been a recognized programming language since the 1970's. ColorForth is a redesign of this classic language for the 21st century. It also draws upon a 20-year evolution of minimal instruction-set microprocessors. Now implemented on modern PCs, it runs stand-alone without an operating system. Applications are recompiled from source with a simple optimizing compiler.
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Perhaps I'm missing something...
by Hank Rearden on Tue 12th Nov 2002 20:50 UTC

If Forth is such a simple (low-level) language, why not just use a simple (low-level) language like assembler? And what's the deal with it self being an operating system? Why do I want an operating system with zero hardware support?

Am I missing something here?