Forth include ?
zettel at acm.org
Sun Dec 25 20:07:25 PST 2005
On Monday 26 December 2005 02:33 am, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Dec 25), RW said:
> > 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 rather FICL.
> > http://ficl.sourceforge.net/
> > FWIW I have seen include in older, pre-ansi, versions of forth.
> It looks like include is defined in
So it is! Thanks.
Now all we need is a mention in the handbook about where all
this can be found.
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