RE: Re: What attributes of a programming language simplify its implementation?

Roger L Costello <>
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:52:00 +0000

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From: Roger L Costello <>
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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:52:00 +0000
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 22-09-026 22-10-025 <29190_1668508275_63736A72_29190_327_1_22-11-007@comp.compilers>
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Posted-Date: 15 Nov 2022 11:51:57 EST
In-Reply-To: <29190_1668508275_63736A72_29190_327_1_22-11-007@comp.compilers> wrote:

> use Forth as your toolbox to make your own DSL
> and you can go _very_ far without diving into all
> those dragon books and gigabyte compilers and
> toolsets.


What is it about the Forth programming language that makes it easy to implement DSL's?

[It has small efficient implementations, it generally lets you get close to the hardware,
and the RPN syntax lets you define new operators that work like the built-in ones. -John]

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