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fixed problem with dependence on config.h.in (not well tested)

    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 the
   11: following platforms: i486-unknown-linuxaout, mips-dec-ultrix4.3,
   12: sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4, alpha-dec-osf3.2, i586-unknown-linux,
   13: hppa1.1-hp-hpux9.05, hppa1.1-hp-hpux10.20, Windows 95 using DJGPP 2.0,
   14: Windows 95 using CygWin32 beta 17, OS/2 3.0 using EMX 0.9c.
   15: 
   16: Read INSTALL for installation instructions, or INSTALL.DOS for DOS, Windows
   17: 95, and OS/2. Mail bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu if you have problems.  To start
   18: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   19: 
   20: You can find new versions of Gforth at prep.ai.mit.edu and its mirrors
   21: or at
   22: 
   23: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   24: or
   25: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   26: 
   27: The latter site contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   28: popular platforms.
   29: 
   30: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   31: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   32: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   33: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   34: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   35: 
   36: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   37: 
   38: *.fs	Forth stream source file (include with "include <file>" from within
   39:         gforth, or start with "gforth <file1> <file2> ...")
   40: *.fi	Forth image files (start with "gforth -i <image file>")
   41: *.fb	Forth blocks file (load with "use <block file> 1 load")
   42: *.i	C include files
   43: *.ds	documenation source
   44: *TAGS	etags files
   45: 
   46: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   47: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   48: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   49: 
   50: Add-ons:
   51: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   52: oof.fs oofsampl.fs objects.fs
   53: 
   54: Utilities:
   55: ans-report.fs etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   56: 
   57: Games:
   58: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   59: 
   60: Test programs (for testing Forth systems):
   61: tester.fs coretest.fs postponetest.fs dbltest.fs
   62: checkans.fs wordsets.fs
   63: 
   64: Benchmarks:
   65: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs
   66: 
   67: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   68: compat/*.fs other.fs
   69: 
   70: 
   71: - anton
   72: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   73: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

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