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RetroForth 2021.1 Is Released
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Feb 2021
If you’re into this you may also like durex forth: https://github.com/jkotlinski/durexforth
A modern C64 variant, as well as CollapseOS which is a Forth based 8-bit OS: https://collapseos.org/
Pharo 11, the pure object-oriented language and environment is released!
7 projects | /r/programming | 11 May 2023
Factor is also very much worth a look. Forth-style syntax, but with many of the ideas from CL and Smalltalk as well. In fact as a CL fan, I was very impressed by it. It's also quite "batteries included" a la Python.
Forth as an intermediate language
3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 17 Mar 2023
A Dynamic Forth Compiler for WebAssembly
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Jan 2023
There's a note on the page from 2022-08-19, that a lot has been added to it. It also links to the github page for the up-to-date changes.
I am a Lisp, April, APL/J/BQE, and Forth aficionado. I did some file munging programs in Factor back in 2012 at my job to sort through theater attendance logs in Word to compile statistics.
What the hell is Forth? (2019)
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Jan 2023
Is there any "battery-included" ANS Forth (more or less like Python/Go) which provides access to concurrency, networking, database, GUI, etc?
Not an embedded device programmer, but mostly deals with frontend apps, and occasionally backend, so those are very relevant to me.
Or perhaps use "non-traditional" Forths like 8th (https://8th-dev.com) or Factor (https://factorcode.org)?
-🎄- 2022 Day 2 Solutions -🎄-
239 projects | /r/adventofcode | 1 Dec 2022
Here's my day two solution using Factor
-🎄- 2022 Day 1 Solutions -🎄-
260 projects | /r/adventofcode | 30 Nov 2022
Why is the Forth community so split?
3 projects | /r/Forth | 24 Oct 2022
Forth: A New Way to Program a Mini Computer (1974)
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Oct 2022
I was introduced to Froth via [Factor](https://factorcode.org) (which I discovered as a jEdit user as both have the same initial author). Factor is a garbage collected higher order Forth that makes it more fun to program in (example: 'quotations', basically pushing lambdas on the stack). If I am doing coding puzzles I do it in Factor. Some might argue that it's not a real Forth because it's not as close to the metal... but you could rewrite Factor in Forth and then the distinction would be gone (think Lisp reader macros). I recommend people curious give it a try.
A language without operators
4 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 17 Aug 2022
Lisp and Forth and all of their derivatives like Clojure and Factor:
Share a niche programming language you have tinkered with before
9 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 16 Aug 2022
I guess Factor counts as niche. It's a concatenative language with a bunch of neat features, like (some) statick checking of declared stack effects, a very good REPL + documentation UI (the docs themselves can be a bit sparse unfortunately) and an OO system
What are some alternatives?
zeptoforth - A not-so-small Forth for Cortex-M
jonesforth - Mirror of JONESFORTH
Raylib-CsLo - autogen bindings to Raylib 4.x and convenience wrappers on top. Requires use of `unsafe`
bondi - source code for the bondi programming language
batteries-included - Batteries Included project
pirsch - Pirsch is a drop-in, server-side, no-cookie, and privacy-focused analytics solution for Go.
stoneknifeforth - a tiny self-hosted Forth implementation
proposal-partial-application - Proposal to add partial application to ECMAScript
subleq - 16-bit SUBLEQ CPU running eForth - just for fun