- Title Forth Programmer’s Handbook pdf
- Author(s) Elizabeth D. Rather, Edward K. Conklin
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 3rd edition (September 8, 2007)
- Paperback : 274 pages
- Language: English
- License(s): CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
- ISBN-10 : 1419675494
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419675492
Book Description – Forth Programmer’s Handbook pdf
Forth Programmer’s Handbook pdf – The Forth Programmer’s Handbook is a complete introduction to the Forth Programming Language. Written for readers with a programming background, but not necessarily with prior exposure to Forth, it provides comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of the language, from basic principles to advanced concepts such as multitasking and cross-compiling for embedded systems. . It contains about 400 commands, including the words ANS Fourth, and a number of common extensions.
The book describes how programmers use Forth to solve problems, serves as a reference for experienced programmers, and presents the history and logic of the language. FORTH was developed at the National Radio Astronomy Laboratory in the early 1970s; The authors are its original developers and FORTH, Inc. was one of the founders of Forth, a leading supplier of Forth products and services. Elizabeth D. Rather chaired the technical committee that created the ANSI Standard for Fourth in 1994.
About The Author
Elizabeth “Bess” D. Rather (born 1940) is the co-founder of FORTH, Inc. and is a leading expert in the Forth programming language. She became involved with Forth while she was at the University of Arizona, but working part-time for National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). While she initially aimed to rewrite their systems (written in Forth) in FORTRAN, her discovery of the power of Forth convinced her to leave the University to work for NRAO and Kitt Peak National Observatory, where she wrote the first Forth manual and started popularizing the language in the scientific community. She co-founded FORTH, Inc. with Charles Moore in 1973. Since then, she has become an expert in the language and one of its main proponents. She is an author of several books on the subject and has given many training seminars on its usage.