Forth

Forth

Hard

Instructions

Implement an evaluator for a very simple subset of Forth.

Forth is a stack-based programming language. Implement a very basic evaluator for a small subset of Forth.

Your evaluator has to support the following words:

  • +, -, *, / (integer arithmetic)
  • DUP, DROP, SWAP, OVER (stack manipulation)

Your evaluator also has to support defining new words using the customary syntax: : word-name definition ;.

To keep things simple the only data type you need to support is signed integers of at least 16 bits size.

You should use the following rules for the syntax: a number is a sequence of one or more (ASCII) digits, a word is a sequence of one or more letters, digits, symbols or punctuation that is not a number. (Forth probably uses slightly different rules, but this is close enough.)

Words are case-insensitive.

Last updated 22 October 2021
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