dewdz! I finally found a good Forth tutorial on the WEB!
Praise be to Jesus!
I'm trying desperately to learn Forth real hard, in order to break my brain the
final last bits and become the ultimate Bad Person of the Future. I think I
pointed this out before, but
it bears repeating: Forth is the horrible drunken rogue elephant of the
programming world. Future space dictators will use Forth to program their
legions of oppress-o-bots because it will make them EXTRA RUTHLESS and
Anyways, learning Forth is hard. Not just because it's CRAZY in a
tuneless-piping-of-idiots Lovecraftian way, but also because there AREN'T any
good learning references on the Web. Maybe trying to explain Forth drives
already unstable programmers over the edge into the realm of madness, where
invisible demons drag them through the street and gnaw on their bones. So, like,
they can't finish that Forth tutorial page or whatever. I dunno. This is just a
Well, anywho, just when I was about to despair and go back to some prosaic and
sane language like Python, I found the pForth Web page on Google. The Web site is GREAT. pForth is an
implementation of Forth that is GREAT. (It's public domain, even.) But the most
GREAT thing is that there's a FORTH TUTORIAL available.
The tutorial is good and easy and I was able to go through it in a couple of
hours. I don't think it teaches you everything you need to know about Forth, but
I think it gives you a good enough starting point to be able to teach yourself
the rest. At least, I think so.
If doing the tutorial makes Forth too easy and prosaic, try doing it in FRENCH instead. Pretend
you're a mad reclusive Quebecois robotics expert with a rocket launcher and a
dream. I dunno, maybe it could help.