Eli Mellen10/06/2023, 2:13 PM
Arcade Wise10/06/2023, 10:01 PM
Eli Mellen10/06/2023, 10:22 PM
Arcade Wise10/06/2023, 10:26 PM
Joshua Horowitz10/07/2023, 1:01 AM
Forth is hard to read. Maybe you can create abstractions to make it easier to read, but it’s going to cost you in terms of simplicity and at some point it becomes self-defeating: maybe the language you’re after isn’t Forth.
I think it’s inherent to Forth, reading it simply requires a much higher cognitive load because you have to hold a lot more information into your head as you read along. It’s exhausting for the mind (but you get better at it after a while). It is also slower. Accept it or you’re going to have a bad time.(FWIW, I do find this work to be compelling in the context of its intended use – maintaining use of electronics after widespread economic collapse.)