1: Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth
2: language. It works nicely with the Emacs editor, offers some nice
3: features such as a powerful locals facility, and even has (the
4: beginnings of) a manual. Gforth employs traditional implementation
5: techniques: its inner innerpreter is indirect or direct threaded.
6: Gforth is distributed under the GNU General Public license (see
9: Gforth runs under Unix and DOS and should not be hard to port to other
10: systems supported by GCC. This version has been tested on Linux (for
11: Intel), SunOS (SPARC), Ultrix (MIPS) before release.
13: Read INSTALL for installation instructions. Mail
14: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have problems. To start
15: the system, just say `gforth' (after installing it).
17: If you want to work on Gforth, mail me. Tasks to be done can be found
18: in ToDo; but if you would like to do something not mentioned there,
19: it's ok, too. In any case, we would like to hear what you are
20: doing. The most important tasks IMO are the missing ANS Forth words,
21: the documentation and the foreign language interface for C.
23: On popular request, here are the meanings of unusual file extensions:
25: *.fs Forth stream source file
26: *.fi Forth image files
27: *.fb Forth blocks file
28: *.i C include files
29: *.ds documenation source
30: *TAGS etags files
32: - anton