Some Mecrisp Forth utilities May 10, 2017

This week, I’m going to demonstrate some tools from the Mecrisp Forth distribution.

A different prompt, math functions (even without hardware floating point), random numbers, call tracing/profiling, and ad-hoc patching for debugging - it’s all there:

Development in Forth is radically different from working with C and C++ programs:

That’s all there is: a bleak “ok.” prompt!

Some may dislike the lack of a “powerful” toolchain, but I’m totally happy with the absence of all that extra machinery. Just the hardware, an idea, and trying new code in rapid cycles - while staying in the flow.

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