name-to-string:header — ordinary primitive
convert a name-token into a string-span, used to detect the name for a word and print it. The word ID. can be defined as
: ID. NAME>STRING TYPE ;
the implementation of NAME>STRING depends on the header layout that is defined during the configuration of the forth system.
: NAME>STRING COUNT 31 AND ; ( for fig-like names ) : NAME>STRING COUNT ; ( default, name is a simple counted string ) : NAME>STRING @ ZCOUNT ; ( name-token is a pointer to a C-level string ) : NAME>STRING COUNT 31 AND ( hybrid of fig-like and zero-terminated ) DUP 31 = IF DROP 1+ ZCOUNT THEN ; : NAME>STRING HEAD:: COUNT CODE:: PAD PLACE PAD ; ( different i86 segments )