FORTH is a compact and fast language: faster than BASIC yet more flexible. It is more than just a language: it is a programming language, editor, assembler and disk operating system all rolled into one. In short, a complete ‘environment’. This book describes the standard dialect of FORTH, together with numerous examples, exercises and complete programs. Read it—you’ll never use BASIC again!
In Part I the authors provide a managerial overview: the rationale for and benefits of using the CoSMoS approach, and a small worked example to demonstrate it in action. Part II is a catalogue of the core patterns. Part III lists more specific “helper” patterns, showing possible routes to a simulation. Finally Part IV documents CellBranch, a substantial case study developed using the CoSMoS approach.