./lang/forth-retro, Clean, elegant, and pragmatic dialect of Forth

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 12.0.2019.7, Package name: forth-retro-12.0.2019.7, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

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

The language draws influences from many sources 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.


Required to build:
[pkgtools/cwrappers]

Master sites:

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   2020-06-14 12:38:11 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
forth-retro: Update to 2019.7

Changelog:
# RETRO 2019.7

This is the changelog for the development builds of Retro.
The version number is likely to change; I'm targetting an
early July window for this release.

## Bug Fixes

- all
  - strl* functions now renamed, included on all builds
  - `d:add-header` is extended by retro.forth to remap
    spaces back to underscores when creating headers
  - fix overflow issue with `n:MIN`, `n:MAX`
- build
  - fix compile issue under Solaris
- retro-unix
  - `clock:year` corrected
  - `clock:month` corrected
- examples
  - fixed issue in mail.forth

## Build

- Merged Linux & BSD Makefiles

## Core Language

- new words
  - `a:fetch`
  - `a:store`
  - `s:replace-all`
- renamed
  - `a:nth` to `a:th`
  - `v:update-using` to `v:update`
- performance improvements
  - `times`
  - `times<with-index>`
  - `while`
  - `until`

## Documentation

- merged BSD, Linux, macOS build instructions
- updated Starting instructions
- added implementation notes on arrays
- updated the initial word table in rx.muri
- added a man page for retro-describe

## Toolchain

- fixed a bug in the glossary server

## Examples

- new examples
  - bury.forth
  - compat.forth
  - gopher.forth
  - magic-8th-ball.forth
  - mandelbrot.forth
  - RFC865.forth
  - RFC867.forth
  - safety-net.retro
  - shell.forth
  - sqlite3 wrapper
  - unix-does-user-exist.forth
- improved examples
  - 99bottles.forth
  - edit.forth
- other
  - publish-examples.forth now uses `retro-document`
    to generate glossaries

## General

- reorganized directory tree

## I/O

- retro-unix (rre)
  - added `clock:utc:` namespace
  - remove gopher downloader
  - add sockets interface
  - add `unix:slurp-pipe`

## Interfaces

- retro-compiler
  - runtime now supports scripting arguments
- retro-unix
  - remove FullScreenListener
  - ok prompt now a hook
  - rewrite the listener
- retro-c#
  - restored this to the source tree
- native
  - better `0x` prefix handling

## Notes for the future:

In a future release, the examples will start using a `.retro`
file name extension rather than `.forth` to avoid possible
confusion with other systems that use `.forth` (e.g., MPE).
   2019-05-05 22:27:13 by Sebastian Wiedenroth | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
forth-retro: fix build on SunOS
   2018-01-27 11:59:05 by Kamil Rytarowski | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
lang/forth-retro: import forth-retro-12.0.2018.1

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

The language draws influences from many sources 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.