On 5 Apr., 12:59, hwfw...@gmail.com wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:17:32 PM UTC-7, Elizabeth D. Rather wrote:
> > An engineer who is capable and experienced in your application domain
> > can learn Forth far quicker than a Forth programmer with a different
> > background can learn your application domain, so the lack of Forth
> > programmers "standing on every corner" (as one recruiter put it) is not
> > a major obstacle. And having learned Forth, that engineer will have all
> > the power and flexibility that Forth provides. Many of our customers
> > have gone that route, to great success.
> I would like to see you (or you and Ned) write a "Why Forth" paper/article based on this rationale. Our industry is hurting for lack of Forth exposure.
A decade ago Bernd Paysan wrote "I Love Forth", Source:
This was after Jack Ganssle, the embedded systems Guru, wrote "I hate
Forth" - source:
To me it is clear why some people hate Forth: Forth is devaluing their
Scientists and working people are able to solve their problems by
themselves, using Forth, they don't have to explain their knowledge to
experts to enable expensive experts to do the work they could do using
Forth by themselves.
I agree, there can't be written enough about projects done in Forth.