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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Terms, notation, and references
- 3 Usage requirements
- 4 Documentation requirements
- 5 Compliance and labeling
- 6 Glossary
- 7 The optional Block word set
- 8 The optional Double-Number word set
- 9 The optional Exception word set
- 10 The optional Facility word set
- 11 The optional File-Access word set
- 12 The optional Floating-Point word set
- 13 The optional Locals word set
- 14 The optional Memory-Allocation word set
- 15 The optional Programming-Tools word set
- 16 The optional Search-Order word set
- 17 The optional String word set
- 18 The optional Extended-Character word set
- Annex A: Rationale
- Annex B: Bibliography
- Annex C: Compatibility analysis
- Annex D: Portability guide
- Annex E: Reference Implementations
- Annex F: Test Suite
- Annex H: Alphabetic list of words
16 The optional Search-Order word set
16.2 Additional terms and notation
- compilation word list:
The word list into which new definition names are placed.
- search order:
- A list of word lists specifying the order in which the dictionary will be searched.
16.3 Additional usage requirements
16.3.1 Data typesWord list identifiers are implementation-dependent single-cell values that identify word lists.
3.1 Data types, 3.4.2 Finding definition names, 3.4 The Forth text interpreter.
16.3.2 Environmental queriesAppend table 16.2 to table 3.4.
|String Value data type||Constant?||Meaning|
|n||yes||maximum number of word lists usable in the search order|
16.3.3 Finding definition names
When searching a word list for a definition name, the system shall search each word list from its last definition to its first. The search may encompass only a single word list, as with SEARCH-WORDLIST, or all the word lists in the search order, as with the text interpreter and FIND.
Changing the search order shall only affect the subsequent finding of definition names in the dictionary. A system with the Search-Order word set shall allow at least eight word lists in the search order.
An ambiguous condition exists if a program changes the compilation word list during the compilation of a definition or before modification of the behavior of the most recently compiled definition with ;CODE, DOES>, or IMMEDIATE.
A program that requires more than eight word lists in the search order has an environmental dependency.
16.3.4 Contiguous regionsThe regions of data space produced by the operations described in 184.108.40.206 Contiguous regions may be non-contiguous if WORDLIST is executed between allocations.
16.4 Additional documentation requirements
16.4.1 System documentation
220.127.116.11 Implementation-defined options
- maximum number of word lists in the search order (16.3.3 Finding definition names, 18.104.22.1687 SET-ORDER);
- minimum search order (22.214.171.1247 SET-ORDER, 126.96.36.1995 ONLY).
188.8.131.52 Ambiguous conditions
- changing the compilation word list (16.3.3 Finding definition names);
- search order empty (184.108.40.2067 PREVIOUS);
- too many word lists in search order (16.6.2.0715 ALSO).
220.127.116.11 Other system documentation
- no additional requirements.
16.4.2 Program documentation
18.104.22.168 Environmental dependencies
- requiring more than eight word-lists in the search order (16.3.3 Finding definition names).
22.214.171.124 Other program documentation
- no additional requirements.
16.5 Compliance and labeling
16.5.1 Forth-2012 systemsThe phrase "Providing the Search-Order word set" shall be appended to the label of any Standard System that provides all of the Search-Order word set.
The phrase "Providing name(s) from the Search-Order Extensions word set" shall be appended to the label of any Standard System that provides portions of the Search-Order Extensions word set.
The phrase "Providing the Search-Order Extensions word set" shall be appended to the label of any Standard System that provides all of the Search-Order and Search-Order Extensions word sets.
16.5.2 Forth-2012 programsThe phrase "Requiring the Search-Order word set" shall be appended to the label of Standard Programs that require the system to provide the Search-Order word set.
The phrase "Requiring name(s) from the Search-Order Extensions word set" shall be appended to the label of Standard Programs that require the system to provide portions of the Search-Order Extensions word set.
The phrase "Requiring the Search-Order Extensions word set" shall be appended to the label of Standard Programs that require the system to provide all of the Search-Order and Search-Order Extensions word sets.
16.6.1 Search-Order words
- 126.96.36.1990 DEFINITIONS
- 188.8.131.520 FIND
- 184.108.40.2065 FORTH-WORDLIST
- 220.127.116.113 GET-CURRENT
- 18.104.22.1687 GET-ORDER
- 22.214.171.1242 SEARCH-WORDLIST
- 126.96.36.1995 SET-CURRENT
- 188.8.131.527 SET-ORDER
- 184.108.40.2060 WORDLIST
16.6.2 Search-Order extension words
enoch WLSCOPE -- wordlists switching made easierProposal2016-06-18 04:19:03
UlrichHoffmann VOCABULARYProposal2019-09-18 12:32:53
ruv Get execution semantics from ntRequest for clarification2020-08-28 11:29:47
How can we conclude from nt, do identifiable execution semantics are defined for the corresponding definition? And how to get the corresponding xt, if any?
By "identifiable" I mean that these semantics can be identified by an execution token xt — to exclude the cases of the words like
>R, etc, that have only nominal execution semantics (see also news:firstname.lastname@example.org).