Unintentional description of a #forth interpreter spotted on birdsite: “If I’m reading and I see an open-parenthesis symbol I stop reading right away and I do not start again until I get to a close-parenthesis symbol. There’s no way I’m reading that shit”
Was bummed to discover that #9front’s cat command didn’t support the - argument to include standard input among the file args because that’s how jonesforth and my sort of port launch a repl. After messing around with different #plan9 ish solutions, I decided to look at the source code for cat. It’s something like 30 sloc. I was able to add the functionality in four lines. Pretty cool.
@ddevault hey drew! Is there a guide for using sourcehut from 9front? I’m having trouble interacting with my git repos.
@sigrid hey! I noticed you use sourcehut and plan9. I’m trying to push to a git.sr.ht repo and failing. Do you have any advice on setting up plan9 to work with the service?
Good progress on my 9front #forth based on jonesforth. The assembly portion (which I’m writing in c because plan 9 assembler lacks some features to make it easier) is far enough along that I can begin programming in forth itself to fill out most of the remaining features.
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