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This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
Garbage collected: No
Typing: Untyped
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Forth is a procedural, stack-oriented and reflective programming language without type checking which is also a concatenative programming language. Forth features both interactive execution of commands (making it suitable as a shell for systems that lack a more formal operating system) and the ability to compile sequences of commands for later execution; due to its ability to easily cross-compile a version of itself to other target architectures and because it does not need to rely on an underlying operating system, it is often used for embedded systems. Some Forth versions (especially early ones) compile concatenative threaded code, but many implementations today generate optimized machine code like other language compilers. While it has quite competitive performance on its own (comparable to Just-In-Time - JIT - compiled languages such as JavaScript, or those used on the Java Virtual Machine - JVM - such as Kotlin, or on DotNet such as C# or F#); however, if a particular application requires it, there is a closely integrated machine code Assembler that can be used to write the most time critical functions/"words" or to supply features not available in the standard language implementation.

Where not otherwise specified, examples conform to the 1994 ANSI Standard, also known as ANS Forth. Most Forth implementations now conform to this standard, often with system-specific extensions and convenience libraries. Some examples use words that are not in the standard, but which have become accepted as common practice since 1994. Standard words should be uppercase, but most Forth systems are case-insensitive.



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