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Re: [gforth] [svfig] FORTH compiler for OSX- recommendations

From: Mark J. Reed
Subject: Re: [gforth] [svfig] FORTH compiler for OSX- recommendations
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:31:43 -0400

I have gforth working fine on my Macs - currently macOS Sierra, but it worked when I was on Mavericks, too. You should be able to install it via Homebrew ( - after installing brew itself, just run `brew install gforth`.

On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:59 AM, <address@hidden> wrote:

Tony, I cross posted this over to the address@hidden mailing list for you.


There are people watching, just not many issues I guess. 😉




From: Tony Cappellini
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:57 AM
To: Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group
Subject: [svfig] FORTH compiler for OSX- recommendations




I've been lurking on this list for a while, reading bits and pieces.

Today, i downloaded the first issue of Byte that talked about FORTH and printed

our all of the articles on FORTH.


I decided to look for a FORTH compiler for OSX, and start learning the language.


It looks like there aren't many compilers for OSX. I decided to go with gForth.


I'm running on Mavericks, BTW,

After running ./configure in the source distribution, many of the following:



I've posted a bug report on, but there

han't been any activity in the FORTH project since before June of 2016.

I don't have high hopes of seeing this working soon.


Do you have any recommendations for other FORTH compilers for OSX?


I can SSH to my Raspberry Pi and install FORTH there too, if I really have to.






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