File:  [gforth] / gforth / README
Revision 1.70: download - view: text, annotated - select for diffs
Fri Oct 10 11:46:04 2008 UTC (11 years, 3 months ago) by pazsan
Branches: MAIN
CVS tags: HEAD
Added ppc on Darwin as checked plattform

    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, backtraces, a
    4: decompiler and a powerful locals facility, and it even has a
    5: manual. Gforth combines traditional implementation techniques with
    6: newer techniques for portability and performance: its inner
    7: interpreter is direct threaded with several optimizations, but you can
    8: also use a traditional-style indirect threaded interpreter.  Gforth is
    9: distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).
   10: 
   11: Gforth runs under GNU, BSD, and similar systems, MS Windows, MacOS X,
   12: OS/2, and DOS and should not be hard to port to other systems
   13: supported by GCC. This version has been tested successfully on the
   14: following platforms:
   15: 
   16:   i386-unknown-linux-gnu
   17:   x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
   18:   i386-apple-darwin9.4.0
   19:   x86_64-apple-darwin9.4.0
   20:   ppc-apple-darwin9.4.0
   21: 
   22: Read INSTALL for installation instructions from source, or INSTALL.DOS
   23: for DOS, Windows, and OS/2 from source, or INSTALL.BINDIST if you have
   24: a binary package distributed as .tar.gz or .zip file.  If you received
   25: a self-installing executable, just run it and follow the instructions.
   26: 
   27: To start the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   28: 
   29: You can find new versions of Gforth at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gforth/
   30: and its mirrors or at
   31: 
   32: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/forth/gforth/
   33: or
   34: ftp://ftp.complang.tuwien.ac.at/pub/forth/gforth/
   35: 
   36: The latter site also contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   37: popular platforms.
   38: 
   39: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   40: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   41: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   42: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   43: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   44: 
   45: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   46: 
   47: *.fs	Forth stream source file (include with "include <file>" from within
   48:         gforth, or start with "gforth <file1> <file2> ...")
   49: *.fi	Forth image files (start with "gforth -i <image file>")
   50: *.fb	Forth blocks file (load with "use <block file> 1 load")
   51: *.i	C include files
   52: *.ds	documenation source
   53: *TAGS	etags files
   54: 
   55: A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   56: not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   57: the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   58: 
   59: Add-ons:
   60: code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   61: oof.fs oofsampl.fs objects.fs blocked.fb tasker.fs
   62: 
   63: Utilities:
   64: ans-report.fs etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   65: 
   66: Games:
   67: tt.fs sokoban.fs
   68: 
   69: Test programs (for testing Forth systems):
   70: test/*.fs
   71: 
   72: Benchmarks:
   73: bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs
   74: 
   75: ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   76: compat/*.fs other.fs
   77: 
   78: For discussions about Gforth, use the Usenet newsgroup
   79: comp.lang.forth.  If you prefer not to post on Usenet, there is also a
   80: mailing list: GForth@ChaosSolutions.org.  To subscribe, send a mail to
   81: gforth-subscribe@chaossolutions.org with:
   82: 
   83: subscribe GForth
   84: 
   85: as the first and only line within the message body.  Submit bug
   86: reports through
   87: 
   88: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=addbug&group=gforth
   89: 
   90: (whether you post them or not).
   91: 
   92: - anton
   93: anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at
   94: http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html
   95: -----
   96: Copyright (C) 1995,1996,1997,1998,2000,2003,2004,2006,2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   97: 
   98: This file is part of Gforth.
   99: 
  100: Gforth is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  101: modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
  102: as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3
  103: of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  104: 
  105: This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  106: but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  107: MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.#See the
  108: GNU General Public License for more details.
  109: 
  110: You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  111: along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

FreeBSD-CVSweb <freebsd-cvsweb@FreeBSD.org>