Proposals for a future revision of ANS Forth
This docment contains some proposals I would make on a revision of ANS
Forth. It is in no particular order, and incomplete (i.e., it does not
contain all proposals, and some proposals are incomplete). If you have
any comments (even just agreement or disagreement), mail them to me
(firstname.lastname@example.org), and I'll incorporate them (with
attributions, unless you prefer to remain anonymous).
Related to this are some ideas about establishing practice by
proposing some extension and hoping that implementors will adopt it.
The Scheme community has established such a process: SRFI. Python's PEPs have a similar
goal, but seem to be more popular. A further step in that direction
is the Forth RfD/CfV process.
There are several related efforts in the Forth community that are
open to the public: Proposed
ANS Forth Extensions; Some Commonly Used Forth
proposals on Sourceforge
Proposals by Anton Ertl
Proposals by others
- Octets on word-addressed machines (by Greg Bailey)
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