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This software is part of the GNU Project.

Gforth is the Forth implementation of the GNU project. Gforth uses GCC to compile a fast direct or indirect threaded Forth; Gforth is fully ANS FORTH compliant. Authors of Gforth are Anton Ertl, Bernd Paysan, Jens Wilke, Neal Crook, David K├╝hling and others.

The goal of the Gforth Project is to develop a standard model for ANSI Forth. This can be split into several subgoals:

  • Gforth should conform to the ANSI/200x Forth standard.
  • It should be a model, i.e. it should define all the implementation-dependent things.
  • It should become standard, i.e. widely accepted and used. This goal is the most difficult one.

To achieve these goals Gforth should be

  • Similar to previous models (fig-Forth, F83)
  • Powerful. It should provide for all the things that are considered necessary today and even some that are not yet considered necessary.
  • Efficient. It should not get the reputation of being exceptionally slow.
  • Free.
  • Available on many machines/easy to port.

Registration Date: Tue 13 Aug 2002 02:53:33 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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