@penguin42 as I'm not familiar with #APL, I had to look it up and found this layout image by #Rursus on Wikipedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:APL-keybd2.svg
That definitely looks interesting! I could at least see the comparison operators being used.
> I don't understand this visceral hatred towards Forth that some people have. It makes no sense to me.
*I* certainly don't feel any hatred towards #forth, visceral or otherwise. (If anything, I've always had an odd soft spot for it, ever sense I read about it as the right language to build a spell compiler in Rick Cook's fantasy novels).
That said, I've not yet found a practical use case for forth myself
@codesections @penguin42 @rudolf @FiXato Well, there are several Mars rovers operating with Forth. Forth drove the shuttle's robotic arm back the day. Forth powers some of the telecommunications equipment that the public utilities use to report telemetry between power substations, etc.
And, more whimsically, I once had a blog engine that I'd written in GForth years ago, which powered my personal blog for about 4 years before I switched over to hosting on GitHub.
> And, more whimsically, I once had a blog engine that I'd written in GForth years ago, which powered my personal blog for about 4 years before I switched over to hosting on GitHub.
That sounds pretty cool, and I'd love to see the code if you still have it somewhere
You can see it as it currently stands here: https://bitbucket.org/kc5tja/unsuitable/src/default/
Not well documented, but at least on a 32-bit Forth implementation, it was functional. I'm planning on rewriting it for more platform independence, especially since I want to run an instance on my #Kestrel3 when it can finally grok networking.
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