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 This is the current state (alpha) of gforth. This is not a  This snapshot is mainly intended as a Vmgen release.  The Gforth part
 distribution for the general public, since it is not yet mature  has known bugs, and likely has portability problems (which Vmgen
 enough. There is no warranty of any kind; this program is  inherits, of course) on anything but 386 and Alpha platforms.  A
 distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).  full-blown and portable release will be released Real Soon Now:-).
   
 You will probably find a Linux binary included in the package and the  Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth
 configuration set up for Linux. If you want to install it on another  language. It works nicely with the Emacs editor, offers some nice
 system, read INSTALL and I wish you good luck (Mail us if you have  features such as input completion and history and a powerful locals
 problems).  facility, and it even has a manual. Gforth employs traditional
   implementation techniques: its inner innerpreter is indirect or direct
 To start the system just say `gforth'. This gives you a pretty barren  threaded.  Gforth is distributed under the GNU General Public license
 system. `gforth startup.fs' gives you most ANSI wordsets. If you miss  (see COPYING).
 a word, just grep for it in *.fs.  
   Gforth runs under Unix, Win95, OS/2, and DOS and should not be hard to
 If you want to work on gforth, mail me an encrypted UNIX password  port to other systems supported by GCC. This version has been tested
 (i.e., what you find in /etc/passwd). Tasks to be done can be found in  successfully on the following platforms:
 ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there, it's  
 ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are doing. The  i686-pc-linux-gnu
 most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words (musts before  
 the alpha release), the documentation, adding readline and the foreign  Read INSTALL for installation instructions, or INSTALL.DOS for DOS,
 language interface for C.  Windows 95, and OS/2. Mail bug-gforth@gnu.org if you have problems.
   To start the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   
   You can find new versions of Gforth at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gforth/
   and its mirrors or at
   
   http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   or
   ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   
   The latter site also contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   popular platforms.
   
   If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   
   On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   
   *.fs    Forth stream source file (include with "include <file>" from within
           gforth, or start with "gforth <file1> <file2> ...")
   *.fi    Forth image files (start with "gforth -i <image file>")
   *.fb    Forth blocks file (load with "use <block file> 1 load")
   *.i     C include files
   *.ds    documenation source
   *TAGS   etags files
   
   A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   
   Add-ons:
   code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   oof.fs oofsampl.fs objects.fs blocked.fb tasker.fs
   
   Utilities:
   ans-report.fs etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   
   Games:
   tt.fs sokoban.fs
   
   Test programs (for testing Forth systems):
   test/*.fs
   
   Benchmarks:
   bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs
   
   ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   compat/*.fs other.fs
   
   For discussions about Gforth, use the Usenet newsgroup
   comp.lang.forth.  If you prefer not to post on Usenet, there is also a
   mailing list: GForth@ChaosSolutions.org.  To subscribe, send a mail to
   gforth-subscribe@chaossolutions.org@ChaosSolutions.org with:
   
   subscribe GForth
   
   as the first and only line within the message body.  Send bug reports
   to bug-gforth@gnu.org (whether you post them or not).
   
   
 - anton  - anton
   anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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