PAD

( -- c-addr )

c-addr is the address of a transient region that can be used to hold data for intermediate processing.

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Rationale:

PAD has been available as scratch storage for strings since the earliest Forth implementations. It was brought to our attention that many programmers are reluctant to use PAD, fearing incompatibilities with system uses. PAD is specifically intended as a programmer convenience, however, which is why we documented the fact that no standard words use it.

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