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 This is the current state (alpha) of gforth. This is not a  Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth
 distribution for the general public, since it is not yet mature  language. It works nicely with the Emacs editor, offers some nice
 enough. There is no warranty of any kind; this program is  features such as input completion and history and a powerful locals
 distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).  facility, and it even has (the beginnings of) a manual. Gforth employs
   traditional implementation techniques: its inner innerpreter is
 You will probably find a Linux binary included in the package and the  indirect or direct threaded.  Gforth is distributed under the GNU
 configuration set up for Linux. If you want to install it on another  General Public license (see COPYING).
 system, read INSTALL and I wish you good luck (Mail us if you have  
 problems).  Gforth runs under Unix and DOS and should not be hard to port to other
   systems supported by GCC. This version has been tested successfully on the
 To start the system just say `gforth'. This gives you a pretty barren  following platforms:
 system. `gforth startup.fs' gives you most ANSI wordsets. If you miss  i486-pc-linux-gnulibc1 (libc5)
 a word, just grep for it in *.fs.  i686-pc-linux-gnu (libc6)
 If you want to work on gforth, mail me an encrypted UNIX password  alpha-dec-osf4.0b
 (i.e., what you find in /etc/passwd). Tasks to be done can be found in  mips-sgi-irix6.2
 ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there, it's  mips-dec-ultrix4.3
 ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are doing. The  sparc-sun-sunos4.1.4
 most important tasks IMO are the configuartion script, the missing ANS  sparc-sun-solaris2.5.1
 Forth words (musts before the alpha release), speeding up the loading  powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu
 of startup.fs, the documentation, adding readline and the foreign  hppa1.1-hp-hpux10.20
 language interface for C.  
   Read INSTALL for installation instructions, or INSTALL.DOS for DOS, Windows
   95, and OS/2. Mail bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu if you have problems.  To start
   the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   You can find new versions of Gforth at prep.ai.mit.edu and its mirrors
   or at
   The latter site contains binary distributions of Gforth for some
   popular platforms.
   If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
   in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
   it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
   doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
   the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
   On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
   *.fs    Forth stream source file (include with "include <file>" from within
           gforth, or start with "gforth <file1> <file2> ...")
   *.fi    Forth image files (start with "gforth -i <image file>")
   *.fb    Forth blocks file (load with "use <block file> 1 load")
   *.i     C include files
   *.ds    documenation source
   *TAGS   etags files
   A number of Forth source files are included in this package that are
   not necessary for building Gforth. Not all of them are mentioned in
   the rest of the documentation, so here's a short overview:
   code.fs random.fs more.fs ansi.fs colorize.fs
   oof.fs oofsampl.fs objects.fs
   ans-report.fs etags.fs glosgen.fs filedump.fs
   tt.fs sokoban.fs
   Test programs (for testing Forth systems):
   bubble.fs siev.fs matrix.fs fib.fs
   ANS Forth implementations of Gforth extensions:
   compat/*.fs other.fs
   For discussions about Gforth, use the Usenet newsgroup
   comp.lang.forth.  If you prefer not to post on Usenet, there is also a
   mailing list: GForth@ChaosSolutions.com.  To subscribe, send a mail to
   Mdaemon@ChaosSolutions.com with:
   subscribe GForth
   as the first and only line within the message body.  Send bug reports
   to bug-gforth@gnu.ai.mit.edu (whether you post them or not).
 - anton  - anton

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