BASIC programming options?

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BASIC programming options?

Post by FrankH » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:42 am

I really miss GWBasic and the other variants that ran on Commodore, PET, Apple and other early computers. I like the old "command line" entry. I would really appreciate it if someone could recommend a similar BASIC interpreter that I can run on my Windows 7 PC. Hopefully something with the full command set (strings, arrays, ASC, etc.) Thank you!

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Re: BASIC programming options?

Post by Lenp » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:31 pm

Look into Liberty Basic.
I used it some years ago but it still seems to be alive and well!
http://www.libertybasic.com/
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Re: BASIC programming options?

Post by dyarker » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:48 am

You asked for an interpreter, I think you'll be happier with a compiler. That's okay because LibertyBASIC is a compiler.

If you want write command prompt (formerly DOS Box) programs check out PowerBASIC's PBCC. They also have a GUI compiler, PBWin, which can also compile DLLs. Both can do OOP and COM if you want.
www.powerbasic.com
The on-line user to user help in there forum can't be beat!

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