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  1. #1
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    happy birthday BASIC

    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.

  2. #2
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    Heh . . . that was actually something I could understand.
    There is no best host. There is only the host that's best for you.

  3. #3
    Hats off to BASIC.. you have served us well over the years.

  4. #4
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    You forgot:

    50 GOTO 10


  5. #5
    Originally posted by bow-viper1
    Hats off to BASIC.. you have served us well over the years.
    HIP HIP, HOORAY!

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by EthicalEpi
    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

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by sasha
    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

  8. #8
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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

  9. #9
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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

  10. #10
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    Originally posted by sasha
    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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