RETRO is a Forth dialect drawing influences from many sources. It uses
some, but not all of Chuck Moore's newer ideas. It's clean, elegant,
and tiny. It may not have many features, and it may not be particularly
useful by itself, but it's easy to grasp and easily adapted to various
BIN The current version is Retro 12 (Rx-2017.9)
For more up-to-date code, get a nightly snapshot.
BIN Nightly Snapshot (tar.gz)
BIN Nightly Snapshot (.zip)
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The latest release contains the source, documentation and a several
interface layers (options for both scripting and interactive use).
TXT Notes on the Language
TXT Notes on the RRE Interface
TXT Notes on the Listener
TXT Historical: Design Philosphy of RETRO Native Forth
TXT Historical: On The Naming of RETRO
[DIR] Prior Versions
The primary discussion methods are Twitter (I'm @crcx) and IRC. You
can join #retro on irc.freenode.net to join in. Lots of idle time, with
occasional bursts of conversation.
The channel is looged at http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/retro and a mirror
is provided via gopher.
[DIR] IRC Channel Logs
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