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Sun Jan 7 17:22:06 1996 UTC
(25 years ago) by anton
CVS tags: HEAD
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.
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).
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).
13: Read INSTALL for installation instructions. Mail
14: email@example.com if you have problems. To start
15: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
17: You can find new versions of Gforth at
23: This site will also contain binary distributions of Gforth for some
24: popular platforms when it has proved stable.
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.
32: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
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
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:
46: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
49: etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
52: tt.fs sokoban.fs
54: Test programs:
55: tester.fs coretest.fs
56: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
59: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs sieve.fs
61: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
62: anslocal.fs other.fs
65: - anton