I once did a “compiled Forth” on an Apple-II (knock-off) computer and ... much to my surprise ... the damn thing actually worked. (Instead of running through a TIL dispatcher-loop, it generated M6502 subroutines in-line.) As I recall, I did about thirty words in assembler before the “Frankenstein moment” happened. (“It’s a-live! It’s a-live!! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-hahaha!”) :*} Uhh, okay... nevermind... so you really had to be there, I guess ...
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