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A small freeware Forth environment in ANSI C

yForth? is an interestingly small implementation of Forth for Linux. It suffers several deficiencies. For general Forth programming or learning under Linux, yForth? is not the best choice.

From the author's README:

yForth? is a Forth environment written entirely in ANSI C, making it extremely portable. The first thing I want to tell you about yForth? is that it seems a joke compared to other systems such as gForth or PFE.

Nevertheless, you could find yForth? nice, in which case you're invited to explore yForth?

It's yours, you can make anything you want with it. If you want an explanation of the words provided by yForth? please refer to the draft of ANS Forth or something equivalent. The Net will help you.

Do not expect the prompt "ok" to come up when you run yForth?, the standard says that "ok" shall be printed AFTER every successful command execution...

Package version:0.1beta-21


yforth for DEBIAN

This is a small implementation of the better part of the ANS Forth core
standard.  It is less appropriate for hacking Forth scripts under Linux than,
say, gforth... but it has great promise, and I'm sufficiently interested in
playing with it for embedded environments that I've decided to go ahead and
package it.

The author says it's "freeware", and you ca


YFORTH(1)                                                  YFORTH(1)

       yforth - a small, free Forth implementation


       This  is a small implementation of the Forth programming lan‐
       guage, somewhat easier to read than larger Forth  implementa‐
       tions like Gforth.

       It  is  not  being  actively developed or maintained.  If y


yforth (0.1beta-21) unstable; urgency=low

  * add hurd-i386 to arch list, closes: #482909
  * update copyright file to reflect current upstream status
  * resolve all lintian warnings

 -- Bdale Garbee <>  Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:11:17 -0700

yforth (0.1beta-20) unstable; urgency=low

  * add armeb and armel to architecture list, closes: #408803

 -- Bdale Garbee <>  Sun, 18


This package was debianized by Bdale Garbee on
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 20:18:18 -0700.

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