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Sat Dec 14 14:33:02 1996 UTC (24 years, 10 months ago) by anton
Branches: MAIN
CVS tags: v0-2-1, HEAD
Updated NEWS

    1: User-visible changes between 0.2.0 and 0.2.1
    2: 
    3: Bug fixes
    4: 
    5: User-visible changes between 0.1beta and 0.2.0
    6: 
    7: Portability and Installation:
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    9: Support architectures with buggy long longs (alpha-dec-osf).
   10: Better support for DOS and other non-Unix systems.
   11: Size changes through the command line are passed to the image (and
   12: saved with savesystem); the preamble specifies an interpreter and is
   13: propagated by save-system.
   14: 
   15: Tools:
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   17: Improved etags support.
   18: more.fs allows output paging.
   19: Added compat/ directory containing ANS implementations of Gforth features.
   20: Added tiny multitasker (tasker.fs).
   21: Added two alternatives for object-oriented programming: oof.fs, objects.fs.
   22: Added ans-report.fs (reports which words are used from which wordset).
   23: 
   24: New words:
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   26: Changed POPEN and PCLOSE to OPEN-PIPE and CLOSE-PIPE.
   27: Added FORM, ROWS, and COLS.
   28: added primitives EMIT-FILE, STDOUT, STDERR.
   29: Added TABLEs (case-sensitive wordlists).
   30: added POSTPONE,.
   31: Added the ability to combine arbitrary interpretation and compilation
   32: semantics (INTERPRET/COMPILE:); state-smart words were generally
   33: rewritten to use that mechanism.
   34: 
   35: Changes to existing words:
   36: 
   37: EMIT and TYPE now work through file words (and are redirectable).
   38: HEADER now stores the compilation wordlist in the header and REVEAL
   39: reveals into that wordlist.
   40: changed behaviour of SYSTEM (no longer returns wretval, but puts it in
   41: $?)  added (SYSTEM) ( c_addr u -- wretval wior ).
   42: ' and ['] now give an error for compile-only words.
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