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5.6.2 Floating point stack

Whilst every sane Forth has a separate floating-point stack, it is not strictly required; an ANS Forth system could theoretically keep floating-point numbers on the data stack. As an additional difficulty, you don't know how many cells a floating-point number takes. It is reportedly possible to write words in a way that they work also for a unified stack model, but we do not recommend trying it. Instead, just say that your program has an environmental dependency on a separate floating-point stack.


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