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GNU Forth
Gforth is a fast and portable implementation of the ANS Forth language. It works nicely with Emacs, offers some nice features such as input completion and history and a powerful locals facility, and a manual. Gforth employs traditional implementation techniques: its inner interpreter is indirect or direct threaded. Gforth runs under UNIX, Win95, OS/2, and DOS. It should not be hard to port to other systems supported by gcc.


User reference manual included and available in HTML format from; User tutorial available in HTML format from

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Download version 0.7.3 (stable)
released on 14 June 2014

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterJgay18 October 2013

Leaders and contributors

Jens Wilke Contributor
Bernd Paysan Contributor
Anton Ertl Maintainer
Andrew McKewan Contributor
Bernd Thallner Contributor
Lennart Benschop Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer,Help,Support Newsgroup comp.lang.forth
Developer,Help,Support Mailing List Subscribe
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite GNU make
Required to build GCC 2.0 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 August 2014.


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