Factor and Forth stuff
plug.org at todandlorna.com
Wed Jun 19 00:22:24 MDT 2013
As I promised at the PLUG meeting tonight, I have some links and stuff
for those that want to do more with Factor or Forth
First, #concatenative on freenode is obviously the hippest place to talk
about Factor. There's also #forth for talking specifically about
Forths, of which there are many. I prefer #concatenative personally,
but that's because of my niche being suited to it.
Second, my own channel is #todandlorna on irc.esper.net and my lovely
assistant John is also on that channel. The whole TnL community is very
tech enthusiastic and we have some enthusiasm for programming in general
in a variety of languages and platforms. John is RodgerTheGreat on IRC
if you want to talk to him about something specific.
Speaking of which, ForthWarrior, written by John for his Mako VM, is
available at his github: https://github.com/JohnEarnest/Mako
Specifically it's written in as Warrior2, as this is his second
iteration. It has received quite a bit of discussion in various
formats, and I highly recommend you check it out if you want a fun
experience learning Forth in an AI setting. Join IRC if you want to get
some ideas on how to approach the language or the problem space.
Last but not least, remember www.factorcode.org and its many resources.
There are a number of talks on Factor on youtube, as well as a number of
blogs and example resource. Some of it is good code, some of it is very
bad code. If you are thinking in a concatenative way, you will find
things very small and atomic in their expressive nature. A very good
introduction to this kind of thinking is two Forth books: Starting Forth
and then Thinking Forth. Both of them are freely available online.
Neither is limited to just Forth in what they can teach you about
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