FreeForth is a small and fast interactive compiler composed of an extensible set of macros generating inline compact i386 native code, including floating-point instructions, and an easy interface to Linux and Windows dynamic libraries. It uses two stacks to pass subroutines arguments and results separately from return addresses, like other Forth dialects, but unlike them, it is a simpler pure compiler (without an interpreter) offering interactivity through "anonymous" subroutines which are executed by their closing ";" macro. FreeForth is fully documented by 100K of interactive online help. Since its first release in 2006, it has been used every day for cross-development of realtime industrial applications embedded in microcontrollers, and for PC-controlled manufacturing test benches. The FreeForth distribution includes an interactive incremental assembler for the MSP430 microcontroller family.
RetroWeb is an extension for RetroForth intended to ease the task of creating Web pages. It is still close to HTML, but offers a more compact syntax. Most importantly, it allows you to work with the full power of Forth to generate HTML code. It can be used to create both static HTML files and simple dynamic CGI responses.
Factor is a dynamically-typed stack-based programming language. Factor runs on various OSes and CPU architectures, and provides an optimizing compiler, interactive development environment, powerful collections, higher order programming, continuations, and a growing library of contributed code.
4tH is a Forth compiler with a little difference. Instead of the standard Forth engine it features a conventional compiler. 4tH is a very small compiler that can create bytecode, C-embeddable bytecode, standalone executables, but also works fine as a scripting language. It supports about 95% of the ANS Forth CORE wordset and features conditional compilation, pipes, files, assertions, forward declarations, enumerations, structures, suspended execution, recursion, include files, etc. It comes with an RPN calculator, line editor, preprocessor, compiler, decompiler, C-source generator, a virtual machine, and a multitasking environment.
The Portable Forth Environment implements the ANSI Standard of the Forth programming language. It is fully written in C, and with gcc the virtual machine can be put into cpu registers. The newer development versions implement a set of modern features including modularization and multithreading. The terminal connection itself can be configured to work in an embedded environment.