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Discover FORTH: Learning and Programming The FORTH Language

Thom Hogan

In English
ISBN: 0-931988-79-9 (Fennica) (HelMet) (Kirjastot.fi) (Library of Congress)
LCCN: 82-154097 (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
1982


Long considered a computer language of building blocks, FORTH has been optimized for speed and requres little computer support. Wheteher you are a beginner seeking information on this multi-faceted programming language or a serious programmer already using FORTH, this book is a reference that should not be overlooked.

The text describes FORTH syntax, specifically applicable to both FORTH-79 and FIGH-FORTH. Included are notes on logical extensions and alternatives to the standard FORTH syntax.

Hogan explains the history and uses of FORTH and provides a tightly structured synthesis of material from programming manuals, independent programmers, and the publications of the FORTH Interest Group. Many of his observations come from his own extensive use of FORTH in a major software project.

Table of Contents
Introduction1
Chapter 1: A Description of FORTH3
Chapter 2: The FORTH Dictionary11
Chapter 3: The Stack17
Chapter 4: FORTH Arithmetic33
Chapter 5: Using FORTH41
Chapter 6: Interpreting and Compiling55
Chapter 7: Memory Manipulations61
Chapter 8: Mathematical Possibilities77
Chapter 9: Control Structures87
Chapter 10: Input and Output97
Chapter 11: Programming in FORTH107
Chapter 12: And So: FORTH117
Appendix A: Coding Sheet for FORTH Programming122
Appendix B: FORTH-79 Standard - Glossary of Words123
Appendix C: ASCII Character Codes135
Appendix D: Suggested Alternatives to the FORTH Syntax136
Appendix E: Error Messages137
Appendix F: Some FORTH Extensions139
Index141



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