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Re: Industry versus academia

At 04:54 PM 3/6/2003 +0000, Patrick O'Donnell wrote:
>See above.  The real (interesting) work that the Forth layer performs
>is automatically generated by Lisp at runtime.  As often as not, the
>Lisp code that generates the Forth is itself generated at runtime.

As a BBNer, i worked with Ascent code from 9/4/90 to 9/15/95.
We provided a pair of tools used for military transportation planning, collectively know as DART.  And i worked with Ed Barton and Eric Tiffany and others from Ascent during this time.
My impression is that forth was a dynamic language that replaced having to write in  C. Lisp generating forth seems like a good thing.