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RETRO is a clean, elegant, and pragmatic dialect of Forth. It provides
a simple alternative for those willing to make a break from legacy

The language draws influences from many souces including traditional
Forth systems, cmForth, colorForth, Factor, and Parable. It was
designed to be easy to grasp and adapt to specific uses.

The basic language is very portable. It runs on a tiny virtual
machine (Nga), which is written in C. There are multiple interface
options, the main one (rre) is buildable with just the standard C
compiler and libraries on most systems (tested at various points
on Linux, NetBSD, macOS, and Windows, on x86, x86-64, PPC [emulated],
and various ARM processors).


These include source code, documentation, and some examples.

 BIN  Latest Release (2017.10)
 BIN  Nightly Snapshot
[DIR] Prior Versions

A commercial version for iOS is available as well. This runs the same
image and virtual machine as the source release, but adds a few iOS
specific words to make it more useful on that platform.

 HTM  RETRO 12 for iOS

The virtual machine at the heart of RETRO is also available on its

[DIR] Nga Virtual Machine


 TXT  Notes on the Language
 TXT  Glossary
 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

Newest Additions to the docs:

 TXT  Notes on Evolution of Ngaro into Nga
 TXT  Notes on Metacompilation & Assembly
 TXT  Notes on Kernel Wordset
 TXT  Notes on Prefixes as a Language Element


I can be reached:

- @crcx on Twitter
- @crc@mastodon.social on Mastodon
- /r/forth on reddit (/u/_crc)
- #retro on irc.freenode.net (look for crc)

The IRC channel is looged at http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/retro and a
mirror is provided via gopher:

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