The Evolution of Forth

  title={The Evolution of Forth},
  author={Elizabeth D. Rather and Donald R. Colburn and Charles H. Moore},
  booktitle={HOPL Preprints},
Forth is unique among programming languages in that its development and proliferation has been a grass-roots effort unsupported by any major corporate or academic sponsors. Originally conceived and developed by a single individual, its later development progressed under two significant influences: professional programmers who developed tools to solve application problems and then commercialized them, and the interests of hobbyists concerned with free distribution of Forth. These influences have… CONTINUE READING
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