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GNU poke 4.0 released

Item posted by Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch> on Sat 30 Mar 2024 06:15:44 PM UTC.

I am happy to announce a new major release of GNU poke, version 4.0.

This release is the result of a year of development.  A lot of things
have changed and improved with respect to the 3.x series; we have
fixed many bugs and added quite a lot of new exciting and useful
features.  See below for a description of many of them.

The tarball poke-4.0.tar.gz is now available at

> GNU poke ( is an interactive, extensible
> editor for binary data.  Not limited to editing basic entities such
> as bits and bytes, it provides a full-fledged procedural,
> interactive programming language designed to describe data
> structures and to operate on them.

Thanks to the people who contributed with code and/or documentation to
this release.

Once again, our special thanks to Bruno Haible for his invaluable advise and his help in throughfully testing this new release in many different platforms and configurations.

What is new in this release:

User interface updates

Poke Language updates

Standard Poke Library updates

libpoke updates

Pickles updates

Build system updates

Documentation updates


Jose E. Marchesi
Frankfurt am Main
30 March 2024

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