TLDR; Warning long post While most software developers have heard of Structural, Imperative, Object-Oriented, Prototypal, and Functional programming paradigms, and the language types that support them. Few have heard of Stack Oriented Programming even though it’s been around for quite some time. while this seemingly obscure programming construct is out of the norm for most
Part 2 – The Parser It’s been some time since the first installment. It amazes me how quickly time flies by when you have so many projects at hand. So let’s jump right in and get coding! Before we get started though, let’s make some changes to our keywords file. First, we won’t need the
Before we move on to adding more features to our language, I think it is high time we combine our disparate parts into a single entity.
Strings and Variable So far we’ve added lots of stack operations and a couple I/O routines with the KEY and EMIT keywords. At the moment if we wanted to write a simple “Hello World” application we would need to place each character on the stack and pop them off using the EMIT keyword. This is