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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.


Throughout most of its history, RETRO has had the ability to be used as an operating system. This was lost in the 10th and 11th generations. I'm happy to announce that this is no longer the case.

The current RETRO/Native is very minimal.

I intend to add additional drivers and applications in the future. I'm also looking into porting this to ARM and x86-64.


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