Excessive optimization (was Re: what was VMS/OpenVMS written in?)

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Dec 2 18:44:22 CST 2010


On 12/2/2010 5:27 PM, Doug Jackson wrote:
> Fred Cisin wrote:
>>
>> C permits, and damn near ENCOURAGES, "puzzle code"
>
> If you want a giggle - try to follow comp.lang.forth for a couple of
> weeks - Forth has changed sooooo much in the last 40 years that examples
> written in many older books simply won't work - I suspect the decline
> started when ANSI got involved.....
>
> Bring back FIG forth I say !!!

With the last bunch of APPLE I's out recently, 6502 FIG FORTH may make
a comeback. I liked FIG forth. While I don't know if you can get machine
code, I think you still can find the assembler listing on-line.

> (Duck)
Did BYTE's book threaded langauges? have any useful information in it?
Ben.






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