local-value:locals — compiling primitive
declares a single local VALUE using (LOCAL) - a sequence of LVALUE declarations can replace a LOCALS| argument, ie. LOCALS| a b c | is the same as LVALUE a LVALUE b LVALUE c . This should also clarify the runtime stack behaviour of LOCALS| where the stack parameters seem to be assigned in reverse order as opposed to their textual identifier declarations. <br> compare with VALUE and the pfe's convenience word VAR.
: LVALUE STATE @ IF VALUE ELSE BL WORD COUNT DUP (LOCAL) (TO) THEN ; IMMEDIATE