I saw this come up on The Register:
and was rather surprised it hasn't been covered/promoted/newsed on this site..?
'Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi' - Article
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Looks really interesting, and it seems to be FREE too. I loved my ZX81 and Speccy so I can possibly keep Pi-ing and do some nostalgia,
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Great stuff right!? We wrote about it here http://www.tech-fruits.com/archives/4778
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err... wrote about it? this points to an article about Palo Alto Tiny Basic (in 1K) which is a very different basic than Sinclair basic! Its better comparable to the limited Sinclair basic of the ZX80, but SpecBas is the much enhanced basic for the Sinclair Spectrum.tech-fruits wrote:Great stuff right!? We wrote about it here http://www.tech-fruits.com/archives/4778
Not that tiny basic on the RPI isn't interesting mind you, I have still fond memories of some of the many "tiny basics" at the time, I remember finding the 8080 source code for one in a German magazine, and porting it to a Z80 self-built machine, (inspired by the exidy sorcerer) of a friend. But there were many more tiny basics you could find left and right, another nameless one I used was written in 6502 assembler for the KIM-1, and came on a roll of papertape.
Then I got a TRS-80 (clone, the LNW-80) I bought after some experience I had with Level 1 BASIC 1 in 4K on a TRS-80 in a Tandy shop. But my LNW had the much expanded (microsoft) Level 2 BASIC. The original Level 1 was based on Li Chen Wangs tiny basic, but not Level 2, which was one of the first Microsoft basics.