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Re: Split a string and characters

From: paul . ortais
Subject: Re: Split a string and characters
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 10:37:17 +0100

Dear all,

Sadly enough for Hendursaga's request, FORTH already does this with the interpreter, and IMO should have done it, for decades, with an open, clear generic state machine that reacts to incoming characters in case it is treating an incoming file, so that any user has the ability to patch and arrange it for its own purpose, in the FOTH spririt.

For obscure reasons this was never done, and kept bundled in the sealed set of words the interpreter/compiler uses, making the whole stuff the grey box in a system claiming to be transparent. It makes it unnecessarily complex to port FORTH to any new target. About the same burden as missing the half-dozen words in a PC to plot a pixel in some graphic pixel, the greatest lack in Forth.

To remain compliant with say, ANS, traditional inner loop words would then be coded as pointers to the generic file parsing, FSM mode...

With hope,


Le 2022-12-04 21:50, Hendursaga a écrit :

Bernd Paysan <> writes:

The Gforth manual on is the upcoming Gforth 1.0 manual, so it contains features that weren't available in Gforth 0.7.3, or only available as loadable files.

Oh wow, you're about to cut a release? I can't wait! :-)

I'll see if I can get that packaged into GNU Guix then..

~ Hendursaga

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