May 26, 2018

Clean, elegant, and pragmatic dialect of Forth

RETRO is a clean, elegant, and pragmatic dialect of Forth. It provides a simple alternative for those willing to make a break from legacy systems.

The language draws influences from many sources including traditional Forth systems, cmForth, colorForth, Factor, and Parable. It was designed to be easy to grasp and adapt to specific uses.

The basic language is very portable. It runs on a tiny virtual machine Nga, which is written in C. There are multiple interface options, the main one rre is buildable with just the standard C compiler and libraries on most systems tested at various points on Linux, NetBSD, macOS, and Windows, on x86, x86-64, PPC [emulated], and various ARM processors.

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