durexforth VS zeptoforth

Compare durexforth vs zeptoforth and see what are their differences.


Modern C64 Forth (by jkotlinski)


A not-so-small Forth for Cortex-M (by tabemann)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of durexforth. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of zeptoforth. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-19.
  • zeptoforth 1.0.0 is out! (Now with optional USB CDC support for the RP2040)
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 19 May 2023
    Just a note - if you've downloaded release 1.0.0 already, you will want to download and flash release as it fixes a significant bug in the USB support.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 19 May 2023
    Now that I have added optional USB CDC console support to the RP2040 and RP2040 hardware support is reasonably complete, things like radio chips aside, I figured it was as good a time as ever to declare release 1.0.0. Note that both USB CDC console and serial console support are supported; you will want to flash your Pico (or other RP2040-based board) with bin/1.0.0/rp2040/zeptoforth_full_usb-1.0.0.uf2 if you want USB CDC console support as opposed to serial console support, for which you will want bin/1.0.0/rp2040/zeptoforth_full-1.0.0.uf2.
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 19 May 2023
    Patch-level release 1.0.1 is out. This release improves the disassembler, particularly adding the ability to properly disassemble string literals.
  • I'm wondering why so few forth microcontoller tutorials are out there?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 10 May 2023
    This is a definite shameless plug, but I would recommend my zeptoforth - it has strong support for the RP2040 (e.g. the RPi Pico), including peripheral support and support for executing on both cores, and also has support for a number of STM32 platforms, and comes with a range of example code, documentation, and a wiki.
  • Open Source Forth Systems With First Class Preemptive Multitasking?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 2 Jul 2022
    Zeptoforth has this, but it’s for embedded systems. https://github.com/tabemann/zeptoforth
  • which forth do you guys use for normal day to day scripting and programming
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/Forth | 17 Oct 2021
    I am the developer of zeptoforth, which is the main Forth I am using at the present. It supports the RP2040 (particularly the Raspberry Pi Pico, but it should work on other RP2040 boards), which I have been working with lately, and the STM32F407, STM32L476, and STM32F746 DISCOVERY boards. Note that it is not a desktop Forth; for that I would probably just recommend gforth.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing durexforth and zeptoforth you can also consider the following projects:

jonesforth - Mirror of JONESFORTH

factor - Factor programming language

gforth - Gforth mirror on GitHub (original is on Savannah)

stoneknifeforth - a tiny self-hosted Forth implementation

subleq - 16-bit SUBLEQ CPU running eForth - just for fun

elfort - A Forth metacompiler that directly emits an executable binary for x86-64 Linux written in Arkam

swapforth - Swapforth is a cross-platform ANS Forth

lbForth - Self-hosting metacompiled Forth, bootstrapping from a few lines of C; targets Linux, Windows, ARM, RISC-V, 68000, PDP-11, asm.js.

arkam - A Simple Stack VM and Forth

spf - SP-Forth