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Forth layer

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1. Description

This layer adds basic support for the Forth family of languages to spacemacs.

1.1. Features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Showing meaning of objects in context of the current Forth session.
  • Eval of entire files or regions in current Forth session.
  • Passing interactive commands to current Forth session.

2. Install

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add forth to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

A local installation of Forth needs to be present as well. GNU Forth is commonly available on Unix systems via the package manager. To bypass the query when calling run-forth, the default Forth can be configured by setting the appropriate variable.

(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers
              '((forth :variables forth-executable "gforth")))

3. Key bindings

Key binding Description
SPC m d s See definition (show decompiled body)
SPC m e E Evaluate expression in minibuffer
SPC m e e Evaluate last expression
SPC m e r Evaluate region
SPC m s b Load file in interactive Forth
SPC m s i Start interactive Forth (prompts for Forth executable if not set)
SPC m s k Kill interactive Forth

Author: root

Created: 2022-05-24 Tue 11:51