Seriously, what if we had a pocket mobile running Forth
what if there was a Forth
which was slightly less evil, eg, each word could be restricted so it didn't destroy the whole stack
I have a couple of old Palms IIIs somewhere, what can I do with them.....??
500K RAM was enough to hold an entire novel, as I remember.
I bought and read Stephen King's last three Dark Tower novels on Palm when Palm Digital Media was still Peanut Press
all gone now like cry stuff in wet sky stuff
I cannot help you with cry stuff and wet sky stuff
termux is a thing
there isn't a Forth on it AFAIK yet, but there's several other languages and even a (somewhat wonky) way to run Perl 6 on it now
(okay, by 'somewhat wonky' I mean that you have to install a bootstrapped debian ON termux and then run it and install perl 6 on THAT and then you can run the debian to run perl 6, but it's perl 6 on mobile devices and that's sorcery for me, fren)
(or sourcery I guess? heh)
@sydneyfalk If I ever get an Android device I will certainly investigate Termux.
Sadly I only have a company Windows Phone atm.
*tries to imagine how to hack that into running android* okay, yeah, limitation on that front
FWIW: cheap older android devices are gettable, and possibly runnable of this stuff on? just a thought.
sorry that I was providing unfit advice for the sitch, tho <3
I hope you find what you're looking for, fren
@natecull I used to be glued to TI graphing calculators years ago. once one memorized the menu shortcuts, the tokenized BASIC could be written fairly quickly given the crippled keyboard layout.
I wonder what an IDE designed for a touchscreen would look like. MIT Scratch?
I am Pico all the way.
Tried three times to learn Emacs. Couldn't get past the 'we are not compliant with the standard Windows/Mac/Linux copy-paste keystrokes standardised back in the 1980s and we don't care to be, we're proudly stuck in the 1970s before cursor keys were invented and are not moving forward'.
I don't need attitude from my dev tools. I need stuff that invisibly respects the platform defaults, thanks.
I did some stuff in Forth, it's good for what it is but it's not exactly a swiss army knife
@natecull The whole "each word could be restricted so it didn't destroy the whole stack" thing is interesting - I'm thinking of HP RPL, where you can suck stack elements in as variables.
TBH, that's how I end up programming RPL, rather than directly manipulating the stack. But, having a "pull elements from the public stack into a private stack and operate from the private stack" command could be very interesting.
@bhtooefr I keep wanting to love Factor but it just seems so.... big?
Like Racket, I can't quite get my head around what parts are essential and what parts are vast writhing tentacles of industrial-strength dev frameworks.
I want a language that's so simple it's intuitively obvious how it works and Factor is.... not that.
It's like they started with Forth + Joy and morphed it into C++.
HP-48 Calculators ran (run? I still have a couple) a Forth/LISP hybrid language that always looked way cool and I feel bad about never really getting into.
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