Fiji 1.0


Fiji is a FORTH-like language written in pure Java. Why would you want such a thing? You probably don't. But I wrote it as a proof-of-concept back in 1998 to show that you can write lovely, small, powerful scripting languages in Java.

A friend recently reminded me of this, and I dug it out of my source code archive. I assume it still works, but honestly I haven't touched Java in years so I couldn't say for certain. (Which means, among other things, the code is provided as-is.)

Highlights of Fiji:

The Fiji web page is here:
And you can download a fresh copy of the source code here:

We Are Not Alone

I found out recently that there's another "Fiji", which itself is another implementation of Forth written in Java:
Presumably it is naughty of me to post my Fiji with this name; I should pick a new, non-colliding name. In my defense, let me say that I wrote Fiji before Mr. Woehr wrote his, and anyway I doubt anyone really cares.

Here's the license:

** Copyright (C) 1998 Larry Hastings
** This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty.
** In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from
** the use of this software.
** Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
** including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute
** it freely, subject to the following restrictions:
** 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
**    claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
**    in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
**    appreciated but is not required.
** 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
**    misrepresented as being the original software.
** 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
** The Fiji homepage is here:
In non-legalese, my goal was to allow you to do anything you like with the software, except claim that you wrote the original version. If my license prevents you from doing something you'd like to do, contact me (my email address is in the source) and we can discuss it.

Version History

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
Dug it out of my source code library and posted it. As-is, sorry folks.

Happy interpreting!