Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 21:41 UTC
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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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Fri 26th Jul 2013 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Have Oracle and IBM moved away from it? Or, was it never really updated to work beyond regular PCI? I'm pretty sure it's used for the OLPC XO.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by rapmaster on Sun 28th Jul 2013 22:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2013-01-03

Yes, Forth was part of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) firmware system. Here's an interview that illuminates this a bit more: http://howsoftwareisbuilt.com/2008/03/27/interview-with-mitch-bradl...

Also, there are a series of 24 Forth tutorials related to OpenFirmware on the OLPC site: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Forth_Lessons

Is OLPC dead, or does it just smell funny?

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