* Segher Boessenkool email@example.com [020627 01:47]:
There's no $FIND listed in 7.3; that's why I thought I could change its semantics, but actually it _is_ listed in 5.3 (device interface), so let's not confuse things by mixing up names :)
The $FIND I did returns the dictionary flags for the word found, btw; that's handy for things like INTERPRET etc.
Yes, indeed. I fell over this when I started implementing the Evaluator in Forth. In my case it's not of such a big help though because I need to find the flags (and for debugging currently the name's word, too) There I need to find that information from a given xt. Mapping fcode# to words names is not an option as those are variable length and would slow down things even more. Putting the flag as the last byte in the header would help this, though.
Best regards, Stefan Reinauer