Diff for /gforth/NEWS between versions 1.3 and 1.7

version 1.3, 1996/11/28 14:57:58 version 1.7, 1998/11/27 21:30:22
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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.
   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. Supported controllers and
   small CPUs are Siemens C16x, 8086, 6502, Mixed-Mode's FPGA MISC, Bernd Paysan's
   4stack processor. Not finished: ShBoom alias PSC1000, H8, AVR.
   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).
   S" gforth" ENVIRONMENT? now produces the version-string.
   Changed representation of types in struct package, and correspondingly
     changed names.
   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.
   Cross compiler now also supports compilation only for undefined or forward
   referenced words. Plugins to support some native code generation
   (for PSC1000).
   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:  Portability and Installation:
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 $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).  $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).
 ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.  ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.
   % Local Variables:
   % fill-prefix: "  "

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