November 10, 1987
TO: All People interested in the FORTH computer language.
FROM: Jack W. Brown,
BCIT Mathematics Department. 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby B.C. V5G 3H2 Phone 434-5734 local 5401. BBS Phone 434-5886.
If you would like to know more about the FORTH computer language, please readon, otherwise perhaps you might be kind enough to pass this information on toa friend or colleague.
I am offering, through the Mathematics Department (BCIT Continuing Education),two courses covering various aspects of the FORTH computer language. These courses will cover the full range of skills required to use FORTH to solve substantial real world problems. FORTH is the rising star in a group of High Tech programming languages that include LISP and C. The courses are currently titled:
MATH 495 Introduction to the FORTH Programming Language. Starting date: Monday September 14, 1987.
MATH 496 Inside FORTH 83. Starting date: Wednesday September 17, 1987.
If you would like to learn forth on your own, the file LEARN4TH.ARC in file area #2 has a modified version of the Laxen and Perry F83 with a super editor. Also inclued is the actual notes and examples used in MATH 495, Introduction to the FORTH Programming Language. Get a copy of Starting FORTH by Brodie and enjoy. The best way to learn FORTH is from a live teacher!! I have 6 years of experience with the FORTH language on 6502, 8086, and 68000 CPU's. I would love to have you attend my FORTH classes at B.C.I.T. Below is a directory of the LEARN4TH.ARC file
No sample final exams are provided.
Here is some interesting information on the FORTH Language.
FORTH is used in video games, operating systems, real-time process control, word processing, spread sheet programs, business packages, database management systems, robotics control, high speed data acquisition, artificial intelligence programs, and for engineering and scientific calculations.
The reason is best stated by Charles H. Moore, the inventor of FORTH:
„FORTH provides a natural means of communication between man and the smart machines he is surrounding himself with . . . . I cannot imagine a better language for writing programs, expressing algorithms, or understanding computers“. From the forward of Starting FORTH by Brodie.
Take any of the above FORTH courses and receive a copy of Laxen & Perry's public domain FORTH83 system (free!). You have nothing to loose!