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People who have used the Forth, Postscript, and/or HP calculators will recognize certain similarities with COD. This is partly by accident, since all these languages were designed to solve the problem of making a very fast interpreted language. Given the similarity, it would be pointless for similar functions to be implemented differently in COD. Although there is no standard stack-oriented language, when compared to HP calculator language, and even to Postscript the deficiencies/limitations of Forth are serious. In addition, it is the author's opinion that more people know about HP calculators and Postscript, then about Forth. For these reasons, Forth will no longer be considered to be a model for COD. It is the intention of the current author to pattern new COD functions after existing functions from other languages. Currently, HP calculator language, as implemented on the HP48, is the most powerful such language and will be examined first for models of new COD functions.
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