I want to embark on a project involving the development of a simple object-oriented environment, wherein it will be possible to program new objects and interact with them all within the same context. I would do this all in C, but I am not a C programmer. The FORTH language, which is available in several embeddable implementations, is the perfect solution for a complete interactive programming environment that can be used in a graphical environment, if only some easy access to graphics functions meant for a realtime application were available. I'm so inexperienced I haven't been able to get anything to work properly, most of the time can't even get things to compile - but I expect that for an experienced C programmer this wouldn't be terribly difficult, as the documentation I've seen for all the embeddable implementations has been fairly straight forward - if only the compilers were more reliable.
I need someone to help me bind FORTH, in one of its many implementations, with some form of graphics functions, preferably the Allegro library. The idea is at runtime, the C program registers C functions as FORTH "words" which, at runtime, can be entered into the console and executed, resulting in a binding from FORTH to C code.
This is a serious, but fun project with some revolutionary ideas behind it - imagine a program where one can create any sort of realtime interactive application - imagine an operating system that works through the mechanics of a game engine - and not even with the goal of using one general purpose engine to suit all needs, but potentially several somewhat specialized ones all accessible within the same program context.
It may seem incredible but the implementation for this is actuallyl going to be simple, simple, simple!! This will NOT demand alot of your time. Consider it a small favor.
P.S.: You DON'T need to know FORTH to help!