gforth - GNU Forth for Android

gforth - GNU Forth for Android


Gforth is the GNU's project implementation of the programming language Forth. This APK is the binary distribution for the Android platform, for ARM and x86-processors. You can find more information and links to source code on http://bernd-paysan.de/gforth.html, and more information about Android-specific features on http://www.forth-ev.de/wiki/doku.php/en:projects:gforth-android:start. Gforth is available under GPLv3.

Gforth uses GCC to compile a fast direct or indirect threaded Forth; Gforth is fully ANS FORTH compliant. Authors of Gforth are Anton Ertl, Bernd 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.

Recent changes:
Bug fixed: Gforth crashed when rotating

New features:
* Better colors for errors/warnings/debugging output
* SYSTEM now displays on the OpenGL terminal
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About gforth - GNU Forth for Android
Gforth is the GNU's project implementation of the programming language Forth. This APK is the binary distribution for the Android platform, for ARM and x86-processors. You can find more information and links to source code on http://bernd-paysan.de/gforth.html, and more information about Android-specific features on http://www.forth-ev.de/wiki/doku.php/en:projects:gforth-android:start. Gforth is available under GPLv3.

Gforth uses GCC to compile a fast direct or indirect threaded Forth; Gforth is fully ANS FORTH compliant. Authors of Gforth are Anton Ertl, Bernd 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.

Recent changes:
Bug fixed: Gforth crashed when rotating

New features:
* Better colors for errors/warnings/debugging output
* SYSTEM now displays on the OpenGL terminal

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A Google User
Oct 1, 2014
gforth.on.android. Cannot believe you did this. Thank you, Bernd, most appreciated. Can't wait to throw some code at it.
A Google User
Sep 9, 2014
Little left to be desired Since it's gotten pretty stable now, even though I still lose my session after phone went into screen lock. Also, using my phone's standard keyboard in interpreter is nearly impossible, where even backspace doesn't work. Use an alternative one if you can, esp. TAB being a must. Thank you for bringing the Forth into our hands!
A Google User
Jul 9, 2014
Droid RAZR Maxx Been waiting a long time for this. It's bloated, but it does what I need it to.
A Google User
Jun 28, 2014
Undocumented No doco for Android features. Commands like system don't work. Bitterly disappointing toy. Wish I could give negative score for wasted potential.
A Google User
May 25, 2014
gforth is Brilliant! If you like programming - give this a try - it's fun! Why? Because you get instant feedback on your code. Don't know Forth? No problem! Search for "Starting Forth", and "Thinking Forth". This is a great tool for programming on an Android device and if gforth misbehaves Bernd Paysan and the team are on the case quickly. Highly recommended!