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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by Zekaric on Tue 12th Nov 2002 21:26 UTC

From what I can recall...

Forth is big in the embedded market so if it defines it's own OS then more power to it for the embedded market. Granted it might not be such a big draw for the personal or business computers but it's there for a reason.

Also forth is a language that is independant of hardware. So all that really, theoretically, needs to be done is to recompile the forth programs for a different target and it should work. This was you don't have to recode your program if you did it in assembly for one particular target to another assembly for another target. The main reason for using an computer language really.

I've only seen some samples of forth and I must say, I'm glad 'C' is more widely chosen on the PC's. ;) That's not saying it isn't capable.