MindForth is an artificial intelligence (AI) written in the Forth
From 1999 to 2009, MindForth was coded in a specific version of the
freely-available Win32Forth dialect of Forth. Since a 32/64-bit version
of iForth was announced on 8 October 2009 in the comp.lang.forth newsgroup
of Usenet, MindForth went at first into a separate track of development in iForth
and then it was found that the basic Forth AI seemed to work equally
well in either 32-bit Win32forth or 64-bit iForth.
=== Introduction ===
IntelForth is a wiki-name for the 64-bit iForth version of the Forth programming language. The longer name IntelForth is automatically a clickable link among the wiki-pages, whereas iForth is not automatically clickable.
=== Importance ===
The Intel Forth version of Forth is important for MentiFex-class AI Minds because iForth permits MindForth or the German Wotan AI to run on a 64-bit Linux SuperComputer, and to be both larger in code-size and lengthier in artificial (alife) life-span. These advantages are so substantial that AI coders or maintainers should seriously consider moving to a 64-bit platform and the 64-bit iForth whenever possible.
=== Availability ===
Intel Forth (iForth) seems currently to cost about one hundred euros from the online sales site, where there is a choice of currencies to be used for making the purchase. The product is delivered over the Web and requires WinZip for unpackaging and installation on a host computer.
=== Operation ===
The running of MindForth in English or the Wotan German artificial intelligence is somewhat different in iForth than in Win32Forth. A typical invocation of the AI software in iForth involves entering commands like the following.
C:\dfwforth\ifwinnt\bin>iwserver.exe include iforth.prf FORTH> include mind.frt FORTH> MainLoop
Otherwise the same Forthmind code that runs in Win32Forth should run also in iForth with only minimal tweaking. Any problems enountered could be reported in UseNet newsgroups such as comp.lang.forth or de.comp.lang.forth for speakers of German.
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