Forth and threading

Lars Brinkhoff lars at
Sat Apr 30 09:36:40 CDT 2016

"Jecel Assumpcao Jr." <jecel at> writes:
>> I liked Forth when it was still threaded. You got the DOES> feature.
>> Do you still have that with the FORTH chips?
> All Forth implementations are threaded, but there are several kinds:
> direct, indirect, token and subroutine.

Not all.  Many modern Forth compilers generate optimised machine code
directly.  I.e. they have the usual compiler techniques such as register
allocation, inlining, constant folding etc.

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