Sun May 6 08:47:13 EDT 2012

Forth is compression

- compression of code size and temporary data storage (short-lived
  values values) through implicit operand access.

- compression takes effort: there's no free lunch.  writing forth
  takes more time because it forces "good structure".  writing "bad
  forth" is very obvious: code size explodes.

- this idea can be taken far: stream-oriented programming: state
  machines and small tasks.