Diff for /gforth/NEWS between versions 1.8 and 1.17

version 1.8, 2000/09/23 18:20:18 version 1.17, 2003/03/22 10:15:49
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   User-visible changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1:
   
   Bug fixes (installation on big-endian machines sometimes did not work)
   
   
   User-visible changes between 0.5.0 and 0.6.0:
   
   Changes in behaviour:
   
   S": interpreted use now ALLOCATEs the string (they live until BYE).
   Long word names (512MB on 32-bit systems) are now supported (change to
     the header format).
   New threaded code execution method: primitive-centric (allows the
     following), hybrid direct/indirect threaded (easier portability),
     with dynamic superinstructions (typical speedup on Athlon: factor
     2).  New engine gforth-itc for dealing with some potential
     backwards-compatibility problems (see "Direct or Indirect Threaded?"
     in the manual).
   
   Operating environment:
   
   Default dictionary size is now 4MB.
   Large file support on OSs that support them (i.e., files with more
     than 2GB on 32-bit machines).
   Gforth can now deal well with broken pipes in most situations.
   vi tags files can be built with tags.fs (usage like etags.fs).
   gforth.el mostly rewritten.
   New image file format.
   
   New words:
   
   Keyboard input: EDIT-LINE K-PRIOR K-NEXT K-DELETE
   File input: SLURP-FILE SLURP-FID 
   Programming tools: ID. .ID WORDLIST-WORDS SIMPLE-SEE
   Conditional execution: [DEFINED] [UNDEFINED]
   Defining Words: CONST-DOES> ]]
   Input stream: PARSE-WORD EXECUTE-PARSING EXECUTE-PARSING-FILE
   String comparison: STR= STR< STRING-PREFIX?
   String literals: S\" .\" \"-PARSE
   Floating point output: F.RDP F>STR-RDP F>BUF-RDP
   
   Miscellaneous:
   
   Generalized prims2x.fs into Vmgen (see README.vmgen etc.); used the
     new capabilities in prims (e.g., automatic handling of the return
     stack and instruction stream).
   
   
 User-visible changes between 0.4.0 and 0.5.0:  User-visible changes between 0.4.0 and 0.5.0:
   
 Changes in behaviour:  Changes in behaviour:
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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.
   
   -----
   Copyright (C) 1995,1996,1997,1998,2000,2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   
   This file is part of Gforth.
   
   Gforth is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
   modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
   as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
   of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
   
   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.#See the
   GNU General Public License for more details.
   
   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
   Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
   
   
 % Local Variables:  % Local Variables:
 % fill-prefix: "  "  % fill-prefix: "  "

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