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 comp.lang.forth mini-FAQ: READ ME FIRST!

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              comp.lang.forth Frequently Asked Questions README
                   Overview and Pointer to the 7-part FAQ

Please direct any comments or queries to the ForthFAQ maintainers

Table of Contents:
  [0] A description of this document
  [1] How to get the comp.lang.forth FAQ
  [2] A summary of the FAQ
  [3] How to contact the FAQ maintainers
  [4] How to submit a change to the FAQ
  [5] Miscellanea, Caveats and Addenda

------------------------------

Subject: [0] A description of this document

    This is a brief summary and description of the Forth programming
language Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) files.  They are posted
monthly to the comp.lang.forth, comp.answers and news.answers USENET
newsgroups, and are updated regularly.

    This document is posted to comp.lang.forth every Monday.

------------------------------

Subject: [1] How to get the comp.lang.forth FAQ

    There are several ways to get a copy of the comp.lang.forth FAQ-files.
Some of them are listed here:

    VIA ANONYMOUS FTP:
    The Forth software repository  (official distribution site)
        <ftp://ftp.forth.org/pub/Forth/FAQ/>
    The RTFM FAQ archives
        <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.lang.forth/>
        <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/computer-lang/forth-faq/>

    VIA THE WORLD-WIDE-WEB:
    The Forth Interest Group (FIG) homepage
        < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;
    The Internet FAQ Consortium
        < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;
    The Ohio-State University hypertext FAQ server
        < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

    VIA USENET:
    The USENET newsgroups



    VIA EMAIL:
    There is no automated email server at this time.  If you are unable to
    obtain your own copy of the FAQ, send a message with "FAQ request" in
    the subject line to:

------------------------------

Subject: [2] A summary of the FAQ

    The FAQ document is divided up into seven parts, each of which covers
a specific aspect of the Forth programming language.  They are:

    forthfaq.1, 'general', Part 1 of 7: General/Miscellaneous
        - What is Forth, and from who's brow did it spring?
        - What standards are there?
        - Mommy, what's a "holy war"?
        - Who uses Forth, and why?

    forthfaq.2, 'online', Part 2 of 7: Online Resources
        - What kind of Forth resources are available online?

    forthfaq.3, 'vendors', Part 3 of 7: Forth Vendors
        - Who offers Forth systems, consultation, services?

    forthfaq.4, 'systems', Part 4 of 7: Forth Systems
        - Where can I get a Forth for the ...?
        - What kind of commercial/free systems are available for ...?

    forthfaq.5, 'books', Part 5 of 7: Books, Periodicals, and Tutorials
        - What kind of books are available about Forth?
        - Where can I learn more about Forth?
        - What kind of magazines publish Forth information?

    forthfaq.6, 'groups', Part 6 of 7: Forth Groups & Organizations
        - What kinds of Forth organizations are there?

    forthfaq.7, 'ANS', Part 7 of 7: ANS Forth
        - What is the current status of ANS Forth?
        - Where can I purchase the Standard?
        - What is the ANSI Process?

------------------------------

Subject: [3] How to contact the FAQ maintainers

    Each of the documents that make up the FAQ are maintained by different
authors, and specific queries or complaints should be directed to them.
Contact information for each author is found in the preamble to each part.

    General comments, updates & questions about the FAQ (or Forth) can be

------------------------------

Subject: [4] How to sumbit changes to the FAQ

    To submit a change to the comp.lang.forth FAQ, send an email to

following format:

    Subject: Changes to part [1-7] of the c.l.f FAQ

    The body of the email should contain the text you wish to change,
with the replacement text directly below.  Each of the FAQ documents
cover a particular subject, so be sure to read that part, first, to find
out what information is required.  For example, the Systems (Part 4) FAQ
will require, at the very least, a description of the Forth
implementation, supported systems, contact information and perhaps a URL.

    Once the appropriate FAQ-file has been updated, you should be
informed that your changes have been incorporated into the FAQ.  Please
bear in mind that you may not see _published_ results until at least the
4th of the month; possibly over a month if the edit was made too late
for the posting-bot to pick up the latest copy.

    Please note that links, URLs, phone numbers &etc. are generally NOT
verified for accuracy, and once the changes have been incorporated it

changes.

    Finally, one change request per email, please.  This helps keep the
overhead and confusion down.

------------------------------

Subject: [5] Notes, Caveats and Addenda

    These documents are relatively complete and up-to-date, but they are
not an exhaustive treatise on the Forth programming language.  They are
meant to be works-in-progress that address many concerns of the Forth
community, and try to answer many of the common RFI's (Requests For
Information) posted to the USENET newsgroup comp.lang.forth.

    If a reader finds any of the information contained in the FAQ
incomplete, outdated or just plain wrong, they should feel free to contact
the author(s) with a short explanation, and perhaps a correction.  Often,
when an author is unsure of a piece of information they mark it with
brackets [like this].  Please see section [4] for instructions on how
to request a change to the c.l.f. FAQ.

    If after you've parsed the FAQ for a specific resource you haven't
found what you want, please feel free to post a clear question to
comp.lang.forth.  Most netizens will be more than willing to assist with
your problem.  PLEASE NOTE: Please read the "Flame bait" section in part 1
of the FAQ (General/Miscellaneous) before making certain assertions, or you
may be responsible for starting yet another, same-old, "holy war".

May the Forth be with you.

$Id: README.1 1.11 1999/05/15 17:49:23 jverne dev $



Fri, 16 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 comp.lang.forth mini-FAQ: READ ME FIRST!
Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 5.004)
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              comp.lang.forth Frequently Asked Questions README
                   Overview and Pointer to the 7-part FAQ

Please direct any comments or queries to the ForthFAQ maintainers

Table of Contents:
  [0] A description of this document
  [1] How to get the comp.lang.forth FAQ
  [2] A summary of the FAQ
  [3] How to contact the FAQ maintainers
  [4] How to submit a change to the FAQ
  [5] Miscellanea, Caveats and Addenda

------------------------------

Subject: [0] A description of this document

    This is a brief summary and description of the Forth programming
language Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) files.  They are posted
monthly to the comp.lang.forth, comp.answers and news.answers USENET
newsgroups, and are updated regularly.

    This document is posted to comp.lang.forth every Monday.

------------------------------

Subject: [1] How to get the comp.lang.forth FAQ

    There are several ways to get a copy of the comp.lang.forth FAQ-files.
Some of them are listed here:

    VIA ANONYMOUS FTP:
    The Forth software repository  (official distribution site)
        <ftp://ftp.forth.org/pub/Forth/FAQ/>
    The RTFM FAQ archives
        <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.lang.forth/>
        <ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/computer-lang/forth-faq/>

    VIA THE WORLD-WIDE-WEB:
    The Forth Interest Group (FIG) homepage
        <http://www.forth.org/fig.html>
    The Internet FAQ Consortium
        <http://www.faqs.org/faqs/computer-lang/forth-faq/>
    The Ohio-State University hypertext FAQ server
        <http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/comp/lang/forth...>

    VIA USENET:
    The USENET newsgroups



    VIA EMAIL:
    There is no automated email server at this time.  If you are unable to
    obtain your own copy of the FAQ, send a message with "FAQ request" in
    the subject line to:

------------------------------

Subject: [2] A summary of the FAQ

    The FAQ document is divided up into seven parts, each of which covers
a specific aspect of the Forth programming language.  They are:

    forthfaq.1, 'general', Part 1 of 7: General/Miscellaneous
        - What is Forth, and from who's brow did it spring?
        - What standards are there?
        - Mommy, what's a "holy war"?
        - Who uses Forth, and why?

    forthfaq.2, 'online', Part 2 of 7: Online Resources
        - What kind of Forth resources are available online?

    forthfaq.3, 'vendors', Part 3 of 7: Forth Vendors
        - Who offers Forth systems, consultation, services?

    forthfaq.4, 'systems', Part 4 of 7: Forth Systems
        - Where can I get a Forth for the ...?
        - What kind of commercial/free systems are available for ...?

    forthfaq.5, 'books', Part 5 of 7: Books, Periodicals, and Tutorials
        - What kind of books are available about Forth?
        - Where can I learn more about Forth?
        - What kind of magazines publish Forth information?

    forthfaq.6, 'groups', Part 6 of 7: Forth Groups & Organizations
        - What kinds of Forth organizations are there?

    forthfaq.7, 'ANS', Part 7 of 7: ANS Forth
        - What is the current status of ANS Forth?
        - Where can I purchase the Standard?
        - What is the ANSI Process?

------------------------------

Subject: [3] How to contact the FAQ maintainers

    Each of the documents that make up the FAQ are maintained by different
authors, and specific queries or complaints should be directed to them.
Contact information for each author is found in the preamble to each part.

    General comments, updates & questions about the FAQ (or Forth) can be

------------------------------

Subject: [4] How to sumbit changes to the FAQ

    To submit a change to the comp.lang.forth FAQ, send an email to

following format:

    Subject: Changes to part [1-7] of the c.l.f FAQ

    The body of the email should contain the text you wish to change,
with the replacement text directly below.  Each of the FAQ documents
cover a particular subject, so be sure to read that part, first, to find
out what information is required.  For example, the Systems (Part 4) FAQ
will require, at the very least, a description of the Forth
implementation, supported systems, contact information and perhaps a URL.

    Once the appropriate FAQ-file has been updated, you should be
informed that your changes have been incorporated into the FAQ.  Please
bear in mind that you may not see _published_ results until at least the
4th of the month; possibly over a month if the edit was made too late
for the posting-bot to pick up the latest copy.

    Please note that links, URLs, phone numbers &etc. are generally NOT
verified for accuracy, and once the changes have been incorporated it

changes.

    Finally, one change request per email, please.  This helps keep the
overhead and confusion down.

------------------------------

Subject: [5] Notes, Caveats and Addenda

    These documents are relatively complete and up-to-date, but they are
not an exhaustive treatise on the Forth programming language.  They are
meant to be works-in-progress that address many concerns of the Forth
community, and try to answer many of the common RFI's (Requests For
Information) posted to the USENET newsgroup comp.lang.forth.

    If a reader finds any of the information contained in the FAQ
incomplete, outdated or just plain wrong, they should feel free to contact
the author(s) with a short explanation, and perhaps a correction.  Often,
when an author is unsure of a piece of information they mark it with
brackets [like this].  Please see section [4] for instructions on how
to request a change to the c.l.f. FAQ.

    If after you've parsed the FAQ for a specific resource you haven't
found what you want, please feel free to post a clear question to
comp.lang.forth.  Most netizens will be more than willing to assist with
your problem.  PLEASE NOTE: Please read the "Flame bait" section in part 1
of the FAQ (General/Miscellaneous) before making certain assertions, or you
may be responsible for starting yet another, same-old, "holy war".

May the Forth be with you.

$Id: README.1 1.11 1999/05/15 17:49:23 jverne dev $



Fri, 23 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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