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Thu Nov 28 14:57:58 1996 UTC (25 years ago) by anton
Branches: MAIN
CVS tags: v0-2-0, HEAD
reorganized NEWS.
added note about QUERY and TIB in BUGS.

    1: User-visible changes between 0.1beta and 0.2.0
    2: 
    3: Portability and Installation:
    4: 
    5: Support architectures with buggy long longs (alpha-dec-osf).
    6: Better support for DOS and other non-Unix systems.
    7: Size changes through the command line are passed to the image (and
    8: saved with savesystem); the preamble specifies an interpreter and is
    9: propagated by save-system.
   10: 
   11: Tools:
   12: 
   13: Improved etags support.
   14: more.fs allows output paging.
   15: Added compat/ directory containing ANS implementations of Gforth features.
   16: Added tiny multitasker (tasker.fs).
   17: Added two alternatives for object-oriented programming: oof.fs, objects.fs.
   18: Added ans-report.fs (reports which words are used from which wordset).
   19: 
   20: New words:
   21: 
   22: Changed POPEN and PCLOSE to OPEN-PIPE and CLOSE-PIPE.
   23: Added FORM, ROWS, and COLS.
   24: added primitives EMIT-FILE, STDOUT, STDERR.
   25: Added TABLEs (case-sensitive wordlists).
   26: added POSTPONE,.
   27: Added the ability to combine arbitrary interpretation and compilation
   28: semantics (INTERPRET/COMPILE:); state-smart words were generally
   29: rewritten to use that mechanism.
   30: 
   31: Changes to existing words:
   32: 
   33: EMIT and TYPE now work through file words (and are redirectable).
   34: HEADER now stores the compilation wordlist in the header and REVEAL
   35: reveals into that wordlist.
   36: changed behaviour of SYSTEM (no longer returns wretval, but puts it in
   37: $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).
   38: ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.
   39: 

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