Diff for /gforth/NEWS between versions 1.2 and 1.6

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 User-visible changes between 0.1beta and 0.2.0  User-visible changes between 0.3.0 and 0.4.0:
   
   Operating environment:
   
   Path handling: "." at the start of the path represents the directory
     the nearest enclosing file resides in (if there is none: the working
     directory). "~+" indicates the working directory.  The default path
     now has "." in front.
   gforth and gforthmi is now more GNU standards compliant (wrt
     command-line options).
   New command-line-option: --die-on-signal
   Errors are now directed to stderr.
   Stdout is now unbuffered, if it is a tty.
   User input device redirection (for filters) is now possible.
   
   Ports:
   
   Now runs on IRIX (and other MIPS-based systems without linker-flag -d).
   Direct threading now works on PowerPC (20% speedup on 604e).
   Better support for m68k (thanks to Andreas Schwab and Jorge Acereda).
   It is possible to create executables that contain the image (for
     non-OS systems).
   Added a lot of embedded control (EC) stuff.
   
   New, changed, and removed words:
   
   Renamed F0 to FP0 (avoids unexpected behaviour in hex), added aliases
     SP0, RP0, LP0 (recommended for future use) for S0, R0, L0.
   Renamed PARSE-WORD into SWORD (PARSE-WORD is used with the meaning of
     NAME in OpenBoot and dpans6 A.6.2.2008)
   Added FPICK (suggested by Julian Noble).
   Added EXCEPTION.
   S" gforth" ENVIRONMENT? now produces the version-string.
   Changed representation of types in struct package, and correspondingly
     changed names.
   
   Miscellaneous:
   
   Plain text documentation is now available in doc/gforth.txt.
   Documentation improvements.
   Wordlist structure changed.
   Added mini-oof.
   Reorganized files: added directories and reorganized many files into
     them; renamed files into 8.3 format to work with completely broken
     systems (but there are again some files that won't work there).
   Bug fixes.
   Various changes without log information only known as mega-patches.
   More files in the compat library.
   
   
   
   User-visible changes between 0.2.1 and 0.3.0:
   
   Stack overflow detection by memory protection on most systems
           (allocation with mmap).
   gforth.fi is now fully relocatable.
   fully relocatable images are now easier to create.
   added primitives K and UNDER+.
   Win32 support.
   Improved support for embedded controllers and other deprived environments.
   some bug fixes.
   added concept index; other documentation improvements.
   
   
   
   User-visible changes between 0.2.0 and 0.2.1:
   
   Bug fixes
   
   
   
   User-visible changes between 0.1beta and 0.2.0:
   
   Portability and Installation:
   
 Improved etags support.  
 more.fs allows output paging.  
 Changed popen and pclose to open-pipe and close-pipe.  
 Added form, rows, and cols.  
 Added compat/ directory containing ANS implementations of Gforth features.  
 added primitives EMIT-FILE, STDOUT, STDERR; EMIT and TYPE now work  
 through file words (and are redirectable).  
 Support architectures with buggy long longs (alpha-dec-osf).  Support architectures with buggy long longs (alpha-dec-osf).
 Added tiny multitasker.  Better support for DOS and other non-Unix systems.
 Size changes through the command line are passed to the image (and  Size changes through the command line are passed to the image (and
 saved with savesystem); the preamble specifies an interpreter and is  saved with savesystem); the preamble specifies an interpreter and is
 propagated by save-system.  propagated by save-system.
 Added tables (case-sensitive wordlists)  
   Tools:
   
   Improved etags support.
   more.fs allows output paging.
   Added compat/ directory containing ANS implementations of Gforth features.
   Added tiny multitasker (tasker.fs).
   Added two alternatives for object-oriented programming: oof.fs, objects.fs.
   Added ans-report.fs (reports which words are used from which wordset).
   
   New words:
   
   Changed POPEN and PCLOSE to OPEN-PIPE and CLOSE-PIPE.
   Added FORM, ROWS, and COLS.
   added primitives EMIT-FILE, STDOUT, STDERR.
   Added TABLEs (case-sensitive wordlists).
   added POSTPONE,.
   Added the ability to combine arbitrary interpretation and compilation
   semantics (INTERPRET/COMPILE:); state-smart words were generally
   rewritten to use that mechanism.
   
   Changes to existing words:
   
   EMIT and TYPE now work through file words (and are redirectable).
 HEADER now stores the compilation wordlist in the header and REVEAL  HEADER now stores the compilation wordlist in the header and REVEAL
 reveals into that wordlist.  reveals into that wordlist.
 changed bahviour of system (no longer returns wretval, but puts it in  changed behaviour of SYSTEM (no longer returns wretval, but puts it in
 $?)  added (system) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).  $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).
 Added the ability to combine arbitrary interpretation and compilation  
 semantics; state-smart words were generally rewritten to use that  
 mechanism.  
 ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.  ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.
 added POSTPONE,.  
   
   
   
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