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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, mips-dec-ultrix4.3,
   12: sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4, alpha-dec-osf3.2.
   13: 
   14: i486-unknown-linuxaout, i586-unknown-linux,
   15: alpha-dec-osf3.2, mips-dec-ultrix4.3, sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4,
   16: sparc-unknown-netbsd1.2 (configured with ac_cv_sizeof_long_long=0, see
   17: INSTALL), hppa1.1-hp-hpux9.05, hppa1.1-hp-hpux10.20, Windows 95 using
   18: DJGPP 2.0, and OS/2 3.0 using EMX 0.9c, the latter with manual help
   19: to finish compilation.
   20: 
   21: Read INSTALL for installation instructions, or INSTALL.DOS for DOS and
   22: OS/2. Mail bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu if you have problems.  To start
   23: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   24: 
   25: You can find new versions of Gforth at prep.ai.mit.edu and its mirrors
   26: or at
   27: 
   28: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   29: or
   30: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   31: 
   32: The latter site contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   33: popular platforms.
   34: 
   35: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   36: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   37: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   38: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   39: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   40: 
   41: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   42: 
   43: *.fs	Forth stream source file
   44: *.fi	Forth image files
   45: *.fb	Forth blocks file
   46: *.i	C include files
   47: *.ds	documenation source
   48: *TAGS	etags files
   49: 
   50: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   51: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   52: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   53: 
   54: Add-ons:
   55: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   56: oof.fs oofsampl.fs objects.fs
   57: 
   58: Utilities:
   59: ans-report.fs etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   60: 
   61: Games:
   62: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   63: 
   64: Test programs (for testing Forth systems):
   65: tester.fs coretest.fs postponetest.fs dbltest.fs
   66: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
   67: 
   68: Benchmarks:
   69: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs sieve.fs
   70: 
   71: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   72: compat/*.fs other.fs
   73: 
   74: 
   75: - anton
   76: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   77: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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