.RETRO File Extension

RetroForth Source Code File

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What is a RETRO file?

A RETRO file is a source code file written in the RetroForth programming language. It contains code used to compile and run a RetroForth program.

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Screenshot of a .retro file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
RETRO file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

RetroForth is a programming language that takes inspiration from the original Forth language, which was released in 1970. Like Forth, RetroForth is a procedural, stack-based language. While RetroForth incorporates elements of Forth, it also utilizes elements of the colorForth, cmForth, Joy, Factor, and Parable programming languages.

Developers who are developing programs written in RetroForth save those programs' source code files as RETRO files. After a developer finishes creating a program, they can use the RetroForth compiler and their RETRO file to execute that program.

How to open a RETRO file

Because RETRO files are plain text files, you can open and edit them in any text or source code editor. Source code editors, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code (cross-platform) and GitHub Atom, may allow you to install add-ons that highlight RetroForth syntax correctly.

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Programs that open or reference RETRO files

Updated July 19, 2021

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