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BigForth: Forth programming IDE
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muggins

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr 2008, 04:04    Post subject:  BigForth: Forth programming IDE  

http://www.jwdt.com/~paysan/bigforth.html



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bigFORTH is a native code Forth. It is available for Linux and Windows 2000/XP under GPL. The most striking feature is the graphical user interface MINOS (GUI in Forth) and the form editor Theseus (Theseus is still beta).


For any recalcitrant forth coders, I've uploaded a .pet here.

To run Menu->Utility->BigForth, or in a console either bigforth or xbigforth

(N.B. I think, but not certain, that for some things you need a working openGL graphics environment. You'll know by whether the flying dragon works, or not.)

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2008, 15:22    Post subject:  

Thanks, one of these days I'm going to give it a try.

Last time I programmed in Forth was more than twenty years ago.

I had written the Forth interactive interpreter & incremental compiler myself, in 8080/8085 macro-assembler (for Intel's legendary 8080 and 8085 eight-bit microprocessors).

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geneven

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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2008, 19:55    Post subject: Holding Forth  

When I first got access to a PC, running, I think, at 4.77 mHz, with a big 10-meg hard drive and with whatever the first step over monochrome graphics was, I sent off for a floppy disk that had Forth on it. I had fun, though I don't think I really learned much. But I often think of returning to Forth. I still have many of the most popular books...somewhere.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2008, 21:25    Post subject:  

I have to admit that I'm definitely not a forther...probably a kindy-forther! But I always like to keep up with any developments in the forth world. I find it amazing that a well written forth program can be smaller than the assembly equivalent.

If you're interested in a small forth, which works with either linux or windows, have a look at reva. The developer seems to bring out new versions very regularly, and I'm waiting to see which graphics toolkit he plumps for.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jun 2008, 14:17    Post subject:  

The IDE has a spartan appearance, but that's okay, the GUI it makes is what matters.
GUI's with a modern & slick look & feel make for realistic main stream app. building.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 12:57    Post subject:  

Uploaded v2.4.0.
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