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Sun Jan 7 17:22:06 1996 UTC (23 years, 6 months ago) by anton
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added more.fs for people with old terminals.
WORDS and SEE now now respect the terminal size.
a lot of reordering in the Makefile, approaching the GNU standards.
factored NAME>STRING out of many words.
use AC_DECL_SYS_SIGLIST test in configure.in.
removed emitcounter (it was not used anyway).
SYSTEM now unpreps and repreps the terminal.
fixed byg in prims2x.fs.
added NEEDS, ?CSP, !CSP.
rewrote ALIAS?.

    1: Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth
    2: language. It works nicely with the Emacs editor, offers some nice
    3: features such as input completion and history and a powerful locals
    4: facility, and it even has (the beginnings of) a manual. Gforth employs
    5: traditional implementation techniques: its inner innerpreter is
    6: indirect or direct threaded.  Gforth is distributed under the GNU
    7: General Public license (see COPYING).
    8: 
    9: Gforth runs under Unix and DOS and should not be hard to port to other
   10: systems supported by GCC. This version has been tested successfully on
   11: Linux (for Intel), SunOS (SPARC) and Ultrix (MIPS).
   12: 
   13: Read INSTALL for installation instructions. Mail
   14: gforth-bugs@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at if you have problems.  To start
   15: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   16: 
   17: You can find new versions of Gforth at
   18: 
   19: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth
   20: or
   21: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth
   22: 
   23: This site will also contain binary distributions of Gforth for some
   24: popular platforms when it has proved stable.
   25: 
   26: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   27: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   28: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   29: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   30: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   31: 
   32: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   33: 
   34: *.fs	Forth stream source file
   35: *.fi	Forth image files
   36: *.fb	Forth blocks file
   37: *.i	C include files
   38: *.ds	documenation source
   39: *TAGS	etags files
   40: 
   41: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   42: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   43: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   44: 
   45: Add-ons:
   46: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   47: 
   48: Utilities:
   49: etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   50: 
   51: Games:
   52: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   53: 
   54: Test programs:
   55: tester.fs coretest.fs
   56: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
   57: 
   58: Benchmarks:
   59: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs sieve.fs
   60: 
   61: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   62: anslocal.fs other.fs
   63: 
   64: 
   65: - anton
   66: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   67: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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