[REBOL] Re: The effect of learning Forth on my understanding of REBOL
From: gregg:pointillistic at: 22-Mar-2007 11:33
GB> I've been on and off with REBOL for years now....
GB> However, all this changed after spending a couple of months
GB> learning FORTH. Suddenly REBOL makes sense.
Yeah! That's great.
GB> Now I understant how the Stack is used, and how the result bubbles
GB> up on it. Now everything is obvious.
If you could post some thoughts on this, it might help others. That
is, how *do* you visualize that code working now.
GB> Are many REBOLers former FORTHers? Does anybody else think that
GB> Ian Brodies Thinking FORTH should be required reading (or better
GB> still, adapter into Thinking REBOLisouly)?
I have 'Thinking Forth' here, but didn't read it until after spending
much time with REBOL, and even then, didn't study it in depth. Maybe I
should. 'Threaded Interpretive Languages' is another good one, showing
how TILs work internally, and how to build them. I also really enjoyed
the Brian Harvey 'Computer Science Logo Style' series, in a REBOL
context. I think 'Starting Forth' and the Brian Harvey books are
available online now. Not sure about 'Thinking Forth', and it's out of
print and hard to find.