Is BASIC still around

  johnincrete 07:52 16 Apr 2010
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Good old DOS included the versatile BASIC language. Very tedious for writing applications of course but was so useful for manipulating text on an ad-hoc basis.
Is it still around?

  PalaeoBill 08:43 16 Apr 2010

Absolutely, if you want the old fashioned quick basic interpreter:
click here

You can get Microsoft VB free from microsoft as part of Visual Studio express as well.
click here

  ronalddonald 11:03 16 Apr 2010

is that visual basic??

  Strawballs 12:21 16 Apr 2010

Last time I used Basic was while I was doing computer studies CSE back in 1977

  T0SH 14:48 16 Apr 2010

As I remember QBasic came with some older versions of windows it is available here

click here

Cheers HC

  100andthirty 21:33 16 Apr 2010

if you ever used BBC Basic on a BBC Micro there's a version for Windows available from RT Russell

click here

  geedad 22:25 16 Apr 2010

Gee Whiz!
Do you remember that one?
GW Basic!!
geedad

  Fermat's Theorem 01:30 17 Apr 2010

That the GW was an oblique use of his initials by Bill (William) Gates!

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