Forth include ?
list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Sun Dec 25 06:50:23 PST 2005
On Saturday 24 December 2005 07:16, Leonard Zettel wrote:
> This undoubtedly is of no importance whatsoever,
> natheless this inquiring mind would like to know.
> The FreeBSD boot loader is written in Forth, which
> I happen to be able to read (sort of, anyway).
> EXCEPT the word "include" occurs in a number
> of places. I grant it is fair to middling obvious what it
> does. At the same time, I have not been able to find a definition
> for include in any of the reference materials I have on
> Forth. It is defninetly NOT ANS (or ISO) Forth (which specifies the
> words INCLUDE-FILE and INCLUDED).
> So 1) Can anybody give a stack picture for include ?
> 2) What version/dialect of Forth does FreeBSD use
> and is there any place I can get documentation on it?
Looking through the source it appears it's not stricly speaking Forth, but
FWIW I have seen include in older, pre-ansi, versions of forth.
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