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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, backtraces, a
 distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).  decompiler and a powerful locals facility, and it even has a
   manual. Gforth combines traditional implementation techniques with
 You will probably find a Linux binary included in the package and the  newer techniques for portability and performance performance: its
 configuration set up for Linux. If you want to install it on another  inner innerpreter is direct threaded with several optimizations, but
 system, read INSTALL and I wish you good luck (Mail us if you have  you can also use a traditional-style indirect threaded interpreter.
 problems).  Gforth is distributed under the GNU General Public license (see
 To start the system just say `gforth'. This gives you a pretty barren  
 system. `gforth startup.fs' gives you most ANSI wordsets. If you miss  Gforth runs under Unix, Win95, OS/2, and DOS and should not be hard to
 a word, just grep for it in *.fs.  port to other systems supported by GCC. This version has been tested
   successfully on the following platforms:
 If you want to work on gforth, mail me an encrypted UNIX password  
 (i.e., what you find in /etc/passwd). Tasks to be done can be found in   alpha-dec-osf4.0d
 ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there, it's   alpha-unknown-linux-gnu
 ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are doing. The   alphapca56-unknown-linux-gnu
 most important tasks IMO are the configuartion script, the missing ANS   hppa1.1-unknown-linux-gnu
 Forth words (musts before the alpha release), speeding up the loading   hppa2.0n-hp-hpux11.00
 of startup.fs, the documentation, adding readline and the foreign   hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.11
 language interface for C.   i386-unknown-freebsd5.1
   Read INSTALL for installation instructions, or INSTALL.DOS for DOS,
   Windows 95, and OS/2, or INSTALL.BINDIST if you have a binary package.
   To start the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
   You can find new versions of Gforth at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gforth/
   and its mirrors or at
   The latter site also 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 blocked.fb tasker.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.org.  To subscribe, send a mail to
   gforth-subscribe@chaossolutions.org@ChaosSolutions.org with:
   subscribe GForth
   as the first and only line within the message body.  Submit bug
   reports through
   (whether you post them or not).
 - anton  - anton
   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
   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.

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