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MiniForth - a minimal Forth Interpreter

I created this minimal Forth Interpreter while exploring ideas about creating a new type of Forth-like language. This is just the baseline benchmark I created for the simplest yet pretty efficient Forth interpreter I could create in C. It is written in C rather than assembly because the goal was to just create a baseline that I could easily change as needed for tests.

This is not a complete Forth system though - it is just a minimal Inner Interpreter that can run one small statically defined Forth program, a rather (intentionally) poor sorting algorithm. That program written in Forth, is in the sort4th.txt file (for reference only).

Because it is so stripped down it highlights just how simple a Forth language implementation can be and that to me, makes it interesting and perhaps even educational.

I have made minimal effort to clean this up but decided to put it our there as-is because news.ycombinator.com was recently having a bit of a "Forth week" of Forth topics.


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