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    Anyone for Forth ?

    I was just reminiscing with myself. I do that sometimes when the voices are quiet.
    Does anyone remember an old computer language called FORTH? I played with it in the late seventies/early eighties.
    It was a structured, stack-based interpreter. The basic implementation came with extremely basic functions +,-,*,/,AND,OR...
    From these one could build a library of higher, ever more complex functions, each built on those previously developed.
    It occurs to us, er I mean me, that if such a thing could be implemented in HS, some very complex triggers could be built for use in many events and be represented with a single line.

    Any thoughts?
    Real courage is not securing your Wi-Fi network.

    #2
    wow - that brings back memories for me too. I remember Forth from the middle 80's I think. As I recall, it was both interpretive and could be compiled. I hope I never see it again!

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      #3
      You mean you think our, er I mean my idea is mad?
      Real courage is not securing your Wi-Fi network.

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        #4
        Why not use VB? It's supported and easy and modern.
        -Rupp
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          #5
          Wadenut, I don't think that the idea is mad.... I just don't have fond memories of Forth. Although I must admit that I don't remember much of the language..... as Rupp said, can't you use VB for all the logic?

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            #6
            I think Forth is a great language. It was used often for artificial intelligence programming. It is completely unlike VB, and I know of very little in common between the two.

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              #7
              I do not beleive this. FORTH!, It was a great media. I, of course are far to young to know about Forth.

              I think, Sir, you should become a member of The Old Farts Club, HS prefer The Elerly Gentlemans Club.

              Have a read and share your memories.
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              A founder member of "The HA Pioneer Group" otherwise known as the "Old farts club!"

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                #8
                Originally posted by Wadenut View Post
                You mean you think our, er I mean my idea is mad?
                You got a mouse in your pocket?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by completelyhis View Post
                  You got a mouse in your pocket?
                  Only in a Windmill in Old Amsterdam.
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                    #10
                    Hmmm.... happy old days........ lol

                    http://cgibin.erols.com/ziring/cgi-b...ep.pl?_alpha=f
                    http://www.forth.org/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by completelyhis View Post
                      You got a mouse in your pocket?
                      I just thought he was talking about his multiple personalities.

                      Any IBM'ers out there remember REXX?

                      Ken

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                        #12
                        In fact, we are legion (Ian will get that one)
                        No, not really.

                        I'm glad someone remembers FORTH. Actually, I think I still have an interpreter/compiler for Windows somewhere on a disk.
                        Perhaps I ought not mention experience with Modula II, Pascal, and going way back, Fortran (never learned Cobol however). I remember submitting punched cards to process my simple Fortran programs on the PDP11 at the university, and then biking across town to pick up my printouts the next day.
                        Once, I wrote a little Basic program (on a teletype terminal connected to the mainframe with a 300 baud accoustic coupler modem) to print a picture of Snoopy on the main line printer. The system manager called a few minutes after I ran it, to let me know it had worked... right in the middle of their payroll run. He wasn't happy, although I was rather proud of myself. The line printer wasn't generally accessable unless one had come across a copy of the system operating manual. I still have that program on a piece of punched paper tape.
                        Real courage is not securing your Wi-Fi network.

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                          #13
                          Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is Legion; for we are many."

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                            #14
                            I always thought "Forth" was a great American Icon.

                            Geez, you guys even named your national Holiday after it !

                            The Forth of July !

                            ...

                            Ok I'm outta here, I forgot that I have to iron my shoe laces...

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                              #15
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