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General Development "Forth is a simple, natural computer language. It has achieved remarkable acceptance where efficiency is valued. It evolved in the 1960s on a journey from university through business to laboratory. This is the story of how a simple interpreter expanded its abilities to become a complete programming language/operating system."
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A Visit to Forth Inc
by softdrat on Fri 26th Jul 2013 00:39 UTC
softdrat
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2008-09-17

Back in the 70's I had the opportunity to visit Forth Inc (I think it was in Redondo Beach, CA). The company was on the second floor of some building near the beach, and was divided into two enclosed office spaces, separated by an outdoor breezeway. One of the office spaces had all the business people - all dressed in suits. The other office space had all the programmers, dresssed - well, like programmers. The breezeway ensured that they would not come in contact with one another.

A lot of very good work was done using programs coded in Forth. I used it both as a part of a data acquisition system for an instrument I built and also for analysis of the data that it generated.

Oh yes. The best thing about visiting Forth, Inc? You could hang out on the beach at lunchtime.

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RE: A Visit to Forth Inc
by Kochise on Fri 26th Jul 2013 06:21 in reply to "A Visit to Forth Inc"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Wondering about Lisp as well...

Kochise

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