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Original author(s) Bernd Paysan
Anton Ertl
Developer(s) GNU Project
Initial release mid-1992; 26 years ago (1992)[1]
Stable release
0.7.3 / June 14, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-06-14)
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Written in C, Forth
Operating system Unix-like, Windows, MS-DOS, OS/2
Type Interpreter
License GNU GPLv3

Gforth is a free and portable implementation of the Forth programming language for Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows, and other operating systems. A primary goal of Gforth is to adhere to the ANS Forth standard. Gforth is free software as part of the GNU Project.[2]


The Gforth project was started in mid-1992 by Bernd Paysan and Anton Ertl. Gforth descends from bigFORTH and fig-Forth[1][3][4] Gforth uses GCC to compile a fast direct or indirect threaded Forth; Gforth is fully ANS FORTH compliant.[2]


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