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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, sparc-sun-sunos4.1.3_U1, sparc-unknown-netbsd1.2
   13: (configured with ac_cv_sizeof_long_long=0, see INSTALL).
   14: 
   15: Read INSTALL for installation instructions. Mail
   16: bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu if you have problems.  To start
   17: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   18: 
   19: You can find new versions of Gforth at prep.ai.mit.edu and its mirrors
   20: or at
   21: 
   22: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   23: or
   24: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   25: 
   26: The latter site contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   27: popular platforms.
   28: 
   29: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   30: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   31: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   32: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   33: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   34: 
   35: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   36: 
   37: *.fs	Forth stream source file
   38: *.fi	Forth image files
   39: *.fb	Forth blocks file
   40: *.i	C include files
   41: *.ds	documenation source
   42: *TAGS	etags files
   43: 
   44: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   45: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   46: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   47: 
   48: Add-ons:
   49: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   50: 
   51: Utilities:
   52: etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   53: 
   54: Games:
   55: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   56: 
   57: Test programs:
   58: tester.fs coretest.fs
   59: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
   60: 
   61: Benchmarks:
   62: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs sieve.fs
   63: 
   64: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   65: compat/*.fs other.fs
   66: 
   67: 
   68: - anton
   69: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   70: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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