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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pforth plug
by Jason Gade on Wed 13th Nov 2002 15:01 UTC

For getting one's feet wet, I recommend pforth http://www.softsynth.com/pforth/

Simple and works in Windows and *nix.

I've been following FORTH and Chuck Moore's stuff for awhile now and I've found the internet has a lot of good resources. It is definitely a different mindset than most current OS thinking and that is why I find it interesting.

I must say that I don't understand colorforth as much as I understand more traditional forths, but Chuck is a very smart man who's ideas are worth trying to get one's head around.