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Old 05-01-2004, 11:25 PM
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happy birthday BASIC


Quote:
10 PRINT "In 1963 two Dartmouth College math professors had a radical"

20 PRINT "idea - create a computer language muscular enough to harness"

30 PRINT "the power of the period's computers, yet simple enough that even"

40 PRINT "the school's janitors could use it."
http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D82885100.html

Ah, this is where I started with computers making those crappy homebrew games when I was 12. oh the memories.



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Old 05-01-2004, 11:27 PM
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Heh . . . that was actually something I could understand.

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Old 05-02-2004, 02:01 AM
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Hats off to BASIC.. you have served us well over the years.

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Old 05-02-2004, 09:28 AM
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You forgot:

50 GOTO 10


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Old 05-02-2004, 09:56 AM
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Hats off to BASIC.. you have served us well over the years.
HIP HIP, HOORAY!

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:30 AM
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You forgot:

50 GOTO 10

hah, or when you run out of line numbers
...
110 PRINT "1"
111 GOTO 900
112 PRINT "2"
....
900 .....
do something here
....
950 GOTO 112

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:36 AM
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hah, or when you run out of line numbers
...
110 PRINT "1"
111 GOTO 900
112 PRINT "2"
....
900 .....
do something here
....
950 GOTO 112
Real programmers use GOSUB

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:39 AM
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In that article it states:

"Forty years later pure BASIC - Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code - has all but disappeared, but its legacy lives on."

Someone should really let microsoft know

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Old 05-02-2004, 12:17 PM
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10 REM Good golly, the memories!
20 LET X = "Happy Birthday To You"
30 LET Y = "Happy Birthday Dear BASIC"
40 CLS
50 FOR Z = 1 TO 2
60 PRINT X
70 NEXT Z
80 PRINT Y
90 PRINT X
100 END

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Old 05-02-2004, 12:20 PM
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hah, or when you run out of line numbers
Or use the RENUM command (most interpreters that I remember had this).

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