On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:58:42 +0200 Lucio De Re <lucio.d...@gmail.com> wrote: Lucio De Re writes: > On 6/20/18, Ethan A. Gardener <eeke...@fastmail.fm> wrote: > > [ ... ] Most of it is going into game scripting at the moment, but on the b > ack > > burner is a Forth-based project; a sort of operating system where the > > primary interface to all tasks is a Forth interpreter. [ ... ] > > Bakul may not agree, but that sounds like a novel take on APL. > Different underlying syntax, but conceptually quite similar. Forth is > one of those things that happened while I wasn't watching, so I'm not > at all familiar with it, so it makes sense for me to use the model I > know, but this sounds quite intriguing.
As a matter of fact some APLers are quite fascinated with "concatenative" languages like Forth, Joy, Factor etc.! > Do you know APL and/or any of its derivatives? You'd bit a better > judge. The idea of the full interpreter at the command line is a > powerful one and APL's one liners handle much better the shortcomings > of any Unix shell's regarding multi-line constructs. There are some conceptual similarities between stream programming using shell pipelines and array programing using APL/j/k/q. Array programming is richer as you can pass many different things, not just character streams.