A common thing you need to do is to take a value, do something with it by passing it to a function, and then do some more with the return value, in a chain. Whenever I run into this type of scenario, ...
We all know and love that function calls are usually implemented using the stack; there are frames, return addresses, parameters, the whole lot. However, the stack is an implementation detail: ...
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 ...
What is the need for garbage collection (GC) in a stack-based language? In a language like Forth or RPL (on HP calculators), is there a need for garbage collection? I would think, since output is ...
Stack-oriented programming is a pretty non-widely used paradigm (well, PostScript gets used under the hood a bit here and there). This in mind, what problems are stack-oriented languages good at? What ...