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Re: [gforth] why compiler directives in brackets?

From: Bernd Paysan
Subject: Re: [gforth] why compiler directives in brackets?
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:43:41 +0200
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Am Montag, 29. Juli 2013, 20:30:03 schrieb Marcos Cruz:
> Hello,
> In the Gforth's sources sometimes compiler directives are surrounded by
> brackets inside a definition, not only the condition:
>       : name   [ condition [if] ]  code1  [ [else] ]  code2  [ [then] ]  ;
> Why? Maybe to make sure the code would work in other Forth systems where
> those words are not immediate?

IIRC, the cross compiler had (or still has?) only non-immediate versions of 
these words, and therefore needs this kind of code.

Bernd Paysan
"If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself"

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