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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
   decompiler and a powerful locals facility, and it has a comprehensive
   manual. Gforth combines traditional implementation techniques with
   newer techniques for portability and performance: its inner
   interpreter is direct threaded with several optimizations, but you can
   also use a traditional-style indirect threaded interpreter.  Gforth is
 distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).  distributed under the GNU General Public license (see COPYING).
 You will probably find a Linux binary included in the package and the  Gforth runs under GNU, BSD, and similar systems, MS Windows and MacOS X
 configuration set up for Linux. If you want to install it on another  and should not be hard to port to other systems supported by GCC. This
 system, read INSTALL and I wish you good luck (Mail us if you have  version has been tested successfully on the following platforms:
 To start the system just say `gforth'. This gives you a pretty barren   gcc-2.95.2 19991024 (release)
 system. `gforth startup.fs' gives you most ANSI wordsets. If you miss   gcc-2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease) 
 a word, just grep for it in *.fs.   gcc-3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-15) 
    gcc-3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-5) 
 If you want to work on gforth, mail me an encrypted UNIX password   gcc-4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
 (i.e., what you find in /etc/passwd). Tasks to be done can be found in  armv5l-unknown-linux-gnu 
 ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there, it's   gcc-3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-15)
 ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are doing. The   broken: gcc-4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
 most important tasks IMO are the configuartion script, the missing ANS             <http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=31152>
 Forth words (musts before the alpha release), speeding up the loading  i686-pc-linux-gnu 
 of startup.fs, the documentation, adding readline and the foreign   gcc-2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease) 
 language interface for C.   gcc-3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13) 
    gcc-3.4.4 20050314 (prerelease) (Debian 3.4.3-13sarge1)
    broken: gcc-3.4.3
    gcc-2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease) 
    gcc-3.2.3 (Debian) 
    gcc-3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-15) 
    gcc-3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-8) 
    gcc-4.0.3 20060128 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.2-8) 
    gcc-4.1.3 20080623 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.2-23) 
    gcc-3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-5) 
    gcc-4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
    gcc-3.4.3 (csl-sol210-3_4-branch+sol_rpath) 
    gcc-3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-15) 
    gcc-3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-5) 
    gcc-4.0.4 20060904 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.3-7) 
    gcc-4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
    gcc-4.1.3 20080623 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.2-23) 
    gcc-4.2.4 (Debian 4.2.4-3) 
   gforth-ec: r8c, 4stack, misc, 8086
   Read INSTALL for installation instructions from source, or INSTALL.DOS
   for DOS, Windows, and OS/2 from source, or INSTALL.BINDIST if you have
   a binary package distributed as .tar.gz or .zip file.  If you received
   a self-installing executable, just run it and follow the instructions.
   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 task IMO is 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:
   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@gnu.org.  You have to subsribe to post there.
   You can subscribe through
   <http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gforth>.  The list is archived
   at <http://lists.gnu.org/pipermail/gforth/>.
   You can also report bugs through these channels, or you can report
   them through our bug database:
 - anton  - anton
   Copyright (C) 1995,1996,1997,1998,2000,2003,2004,2006,2007,2008,2009 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 3
   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, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

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