On 11 Jul 2008, at 16:10, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Eleanor McHugh wrote:
>>> There actually was a time when even the use of C was in doubt for  
>>> embedded systems. An awful lot of Forth, Pascal, PL/M and  
>>> assembler code was written before C compilers were good enough.  
>>> Now, of course, the C compilers are good enough to build a high- 
>>> performance Forth environment in C. :)
>> Heretic ;p
>
> I'm not the heretic -- the heretics are the people who added "labels  
> as values" to gcc, and the gForth team that exploited it.


I never did understand why both K&R and ANSI-C lacked computed gotos -  
it's not like C does much else to protect a programmer :)

Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
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