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The Icon Bar: News and features: Programming resources: BBC BASIC

Programming resources: BBC BASIC

Posted by Matthew Somerville on 00:00, 28/3/2002 | , , ,
BASIC stands for Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, but don't let the "Beginner's" fool you - BASIC has been used for a wide range of powerful programs, from NewsBase that many people use in conjunction with Messenger to store their emails and news, to RiscCAD, the well-liked computer aided design program.
BASIC has a long history - the 20-year-old BBC microcomputer started up in BASIC by default, though obviously an older version than the one that is now built into every RISC OS computer.
It is a simple language to learn, is very easy to get into and is remarkably quick - these have all led to a plethora of programs written in BASIC (including some of my own :)).


Module to provide easy sorting of BASIC arrays

Steve Kappa
Contains various interesting BASIC utilities, such as Basalt which provides some extensions to BASIC, and some BASIC StrongHelp manuals

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