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Which are the fundamental stack manipulation operations?

I'm creating a stack oriented virtual machine, and so I started learning Forth for a general understanding about how it would work. Then I shortlisted the essential stack manipulation operations I ...
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Why does Forth's flexibility make a grammar inappropriate for it?

I've recently undertaken the task of writing a stack-based programming language. Before I started designing my language however, I thought it'd be a good idea to read and experiment with existing ...
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Forth: How do CREATE and DOES> work exactly?

I am in the process of creating my own concatenative language, heavily based on Forth. I am having a little trouble understanding how the compiling words CREATE and DOES> work, and how they are ...
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Self-compilation in Forth

What is Self-compilation (a.k.a. Meta-compilation) in Forth? How it works and why is it useful? Does it have any practical usage and is it still used in modern systems?
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Status of stack based languages

I have recently become curious about Factor, which, as far as I understand, is the most practical stack-based language around. Forth seems not to be used much these days - I think it is because it was ...