Contents of the READ.ME file
Pygmy Forth version 1.4
copyright 1989-1992 Frank C. Sergeant
809 W. San Antonio St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
The executable file is PYGMY.COM. It should run on any IBM/clone
type computer with a 25x80 display and running a compatible video BIOS.
It requires 128K bytes of RAM over that used by the operating system
(although that requirement can be reduced, see the manual). It requires
at least a single floppy or hard disk.
See FILES.DOC for a description of the other files included in
If the files are zip'd or arc'd, uncompress them. Make a copy, so
you can fall back if you or fate or human error screw up the original
The only file you must have to run is PYGMY.COM. You'll probably
want the source code file (PYGMY.SCR) in the same directory. You'll
probably also want the empty source code file (YOURFILE.SCR) which is
provided for source code you write. YOURFILE.SCR is included so you
won't need to worry about creating or opening files as you start out.
Since all of the included files easily fit on a single 360K floppy,
you might as well put all of them on your work floppy or in one
directory of your hard disk.
To start the program, make the directory &/or disk that contains
the Pygmy files the default, and type PYGMY from the DOS
prompt. Pygmy Forth will come up with its greeting and a list of files
that it has opened. You should see two files, PYGMY.SCR and
YOURFILE.SCR. Pygmy will also try to open the file PYGMY.DOW, which
is on the bonus disk.
Read the text file PYGMY.TXT for further information on using
Pygmy, printing out the source code, metacompiling, using the