Dive into Forth Feb 24, 2016

In 1965, computing history was made when DEC introduced a new computer, called the PDP-8 - oh, wait, that was last week’s post.

But it applies here too: 1968 was the year when Charles Moore invented Forth, a stack-based programming language.

This week is about exploring the Mecrisp implementation of Forth, which runs on a range of ARM Cortex microcontrollers:

As a language it’s quite fascinating, but as a programming context, Forth is actually in a league of its own - an amazing fit for µCs!

There’s a lot to write about, let’s get started!

As you will see, Forth is a rabbit hole which comes with its own universe. Go down into it, and it’ll change your perspective of how software and hardware can work together!

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