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    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: the following platforms: i486-unknown-linuxaout, alpha-dec-osf3.2,
   12: mips-dec-ultrix4.3.
   13: 
   14: Read INSTALL for installation instructions. Mail
   15: bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu if you have problems.  To start
   16: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   17: 
   18: You can find new versions of Gforth at prep.ai.mit.edu and its mirrors
   19: or at
   20: 
   21: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   22: or
   23: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   24: 
   25: The latter site contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   26: popular platforms.
   27: 
   28: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   29: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   30: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   31: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   32: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   33: 
   34: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   35: 
   36: *.fs	Forth stream source file
   37: *.fi	Forth image files
   38: *.fb	Forth blocks file
   39: *.i	C include files
   40: *.ds	documenation source
   41: *TAGS	etags files
   42: 
   43: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   44: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   45: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   46: 
   47: Add-ons:
   48: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   49: 
   50: Utilities:
   51: etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   52: 
   53: Games:
   54: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   55: 
   56: Test programs:
   57: tester.fs coretest.fs
   58: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
   59: 
   60: Benchmarks:
   61: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs sieve.fs
   62: 
   63: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   64: compat/*.fs other.fs
   65: 
   66: 
   67: - anton
   68: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   69: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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