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Gforth is the Forth implementation of the GNU project (Current release 0.7.3, have a look to the User Manual).

Gforth uses GCC to compile a fast direct or indirect threaded Forth; Gforth is fully ANS FORTH compliant. Authors of Gforth are Anton ErtlBernd Paysan,Jens Wilke, Neal Crook, David Kühling and others.

The goal of the Gforth Project is to develop a standard model for ANSI Forth. This can be split into several subgoals:

  • Gforth should conform to the ANSI/200x Forth standard.
  • It should be a model, i.e. it should define all the implementation-dependent things.
  • It should become standard, i.e. widely accepted and used. This goal is the most difficult one.

To achieve these goals Gforth should be

  • Similar to previous models (fig-Forth, F83)
  • Powerful. It should provide for all the things that are considered necessary today and even some that are not yet considered necessary.
  • Efficient. It should not get the reputation of being exceptionally slow.
  • Free.
  • Available on many machines/easy to port.

There's an object oriented package, written in almost plain ANS Forth.

Attention! This is console application, it wouldn't have menu icon.

Application versions: 
File gforth-0.7.3-2.armv7hl.rpm707.82 KB03/09/2014 - 17:49


  • now with FFI