[darcs-users] Re: Emacs / Vim / etc [OT]

Eric S. Johansson esj at harvee.org
Tue May 25 15:26:45 UTC 2004

Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:

> On Tuesday 25 May 2004 03:14 am, David Roundy wrote:
>>I've wondered about this (back when my wrist was bad enough to keep me
>>off the computer at home--and cause trouble eating)... is there a
>>language that does support speech recognition? How does it work? At
> The best language I think you'll find for this purpose is Forth, as it is 
> a language that, quite simply, has no syntax.  What "syntax" is said it 
> does have is the direct result of other Forth definitions, themselves 
> implemented without syntax.  E.g., from chaos comes order.
you couldn't have known this but back in the pre public Internet days, I 
was a fairly big fan of forth.  wrote a sizable project (multipass cross 
compiler) which eliminate the need for the retargeting hacks that Forth 
Inc. developed

1600 lines of forth running on an Atari 800 with floppy disks.

shove in a file full definitions on one end, and a 6502 executable comes 
out the other.

if you could put an object model on top of fourth and give you the 
ability to apply transforms to the stack without explicit pop drop rot 
swap noise, you end up with a halfway decent language.

I'll stick with Python thank you very much ;-)


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