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<h1>The Factor programming language</h1>
<h2>Getting started</h2>
<p>If you are reading this README file, you either downloaded a binary
package, or checked out Factor sources from the GIT repository.</p>
<li><a href="">Learning Factor</a></li>
<li><a href="">System requirements</a></li>
<li><a href="">Building Factor from source</a> (don't do this if you're using a binary package)</li>
<p>To run Factor:<p>
<li>Windows: Double-click <code>factor.exe</code>, or run
<code>.\</code> in a command prompt</li>
<li>Mac OS X: Double-click <code></code> or run <code>open</code> in a Terminal</li>
<li>Unix: Run <code>./factor</code> in a shell</li>
<p>The Factor environment includes extensive reference documentation and
a short "cookbook" to help you get started. The best way to read the
documentation is in the UI; press F1 in the UI listener to open the help
browser tool. You can also <a href="">browse
the documentation online</a>.</p>
<h2>Command line usage</h2>
<p>Factor supports a number of command line switches. To read command line
usage documentation, enter the following in the UI listener:</p>
<pre>"command-line" about</pre>
<h2>Source organization</h2>
The Factor source tree is organized as follows:
<li><code>build-support/</code> - scripts used for compiling Factor (not
present in binary packages)</li>
<li><code>vm/</code> - Factor VM source code (not present in binary
<li><code>core/</code> - Factor core library</li>
<li><code>basis/</code> - Factor basis library, compiler, tools</li>
<li><code>extra/</code> - more libraries and applications</li>
<li><code>misc/</code> - editor modes, icons, etc</li>
<li><code>unmaintained/</code> - unmaintained contributions, please
<p>Factor developers meet in the <code>#concatenative</code> channel on <a
href=""></a>. Drop by if you want to discuss
anything related to Factor or language design in general.</p>
<li><a href="">Factor homepage</a></li>
<li><a href="">Concatenative languages wiki</a></li>
<p>Have fun!</p>
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