[FoRK] ridiculous project

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Tue Jul 30 11:41:32 PDT 2013

On Mon, 8 Jul 2013, Stephen Williams wrote:

> It would be interesting to merge two of the best known and most successful
> postfix languages: Forth and Postscript.  Low level with high level.

The cheapest way IMHO would be writing a Forth-like frontend for 
Ghostscript, doing cosmetic changes ('*' -> mul, ':' -> '/', etc) and 
passing everything throu to GS. Unless you want memory operations - I 
don't know if Postscript can do this, but they may be perhaps emulated in 
frontend. I once upon the time considered doing such stuff but still 
undecided if I really need it. There is a pleasant alternative, like 
writing PS frontend in higher level language, akin to Functional 
Postscript, i.e. Scheme on top of PS.

But, I'm talking about Unix-like OS - with pipes. Otherwise, it gets a bit 
more complicated or a bit less efficient.

Tomasz Rola

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