FICL 4.0.31 June 2003 ________ OVERVIEW Ficl is a complete programming language interpreter designed to be embedded into other systems (including firmware based ones) as a command, macro, and development prototype language. Ficl stands for "Forth Inspired Command Language". For more information, please see the "doc" directory. For release notes, please see "doc/releases.html". ____________ INSTALLATION Ficl builds out-of-the-box on the following platforms: * Linux: use "Makefile.linux". * Win32: use "ficl.dsw" / "ficl.dsp". To port to other platforms, we suggest you start with the Linux makefile and the "unix.c" / "unix.h" platform-specific implementation files. (And please--feel free to submit your portability changes!) (Note: Ficl used to build under RiscOS, but we broke everything for the 4.0 release. Please fix it and send us the diffs!) ____________ FICL LICENSE Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.