2.2 What is the TIB?

The TIB stands for "Terminal Input Buffer" and is used by one single, but very important word called 'REFILL'. In essence, 'REFILL' does the same thing as 'ACCEPT', except that it has a dedicated area to store its data and sets up everything for parsing. Whatever you type when you call 'REFILL', it is stored in the TIB.