In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ed <email@example.com> wrote:
>Anton Ertl wrote:
>> "Ed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> >Either way the impact is much the same - a portable program may
>> >not employ names greater than 31 chars. Luckily this limit is still
>> >very practical even today.
>> At least for human-generated names. Gforth got longer names in order
>> to accomodate machine-generated names.
>As do most 32-bit forths support long names. I guess if one has the
>resources then why not. But I hope it's not humans that have to re-type
>those long names after they've been generated
The most important reason is I think to not have arbitrary limitations
that must be remembered.
Just because one can have names longer than 4 billion characters
on a 64 bit Forth that is no reason to use them.
Albert van der Horst, UTRECHT,THE NETHERLANDS
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