Here, as always.
I'm glad you are getting a Pi Zero. I find them lots of fun due to the small size and power requirements.
That reminds me I was planning to make an annotated list addressing the question why avoid Basic for all versions which run on the Raspberry Pi. The list so far includes
I've added BaCon to the list.ScriptBasic wrote: ↑Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:27 amYou forgot BaCon.
Do you have time to help out with the RaspberryBASIC.org forum? Maybe as a global moderator?
I think FreeBasic is only a compiler on Windows. It translates to C on Linux.
I would like to only add boards for BASIC languages known to run on the RPi series. If the language is no longer being supported will be another reason not to earn a board.
Thanks! I've updated the list and added links!scruss wrote: ↑Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 am
- Matrix Brandy BASIC — Brandy, but maintained
- Decimal BASIC Open Source Project — ANSI/JIS Full BASIC. Uses decimal maths, as opposed to binary floating point. Builds using Lazarus. Documentation is mostly in Japanese. v7 seems to build, v8 may need some fiddling.
- X11-BASIC — interpreter/runtime/compiler system for a dialect of BASIC very like GFA-BASIC. Won't build or run on 64-bit systems
- cbmbasic - Commodore BASIC V2 as a scripting language - if you must
- TI-99/4A BASIC as a scripting language - yet another decimal BASIC
Does that mean only under Raspbian, or can you include RISC OS Basic?
Found a couple more. These are in the Raspbian repos: bas55, a full implementation to the ECMA-55 Minimal BASIC standard. Decimal Basic and Michael Haardt's Basic are close to the ECMA 116 standard.
Where can you find a copy of Dartmouth Basic?jahboater wrote: ↑Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:23 pmPurely for amusement, here is the list I had.
It duplicates some of the above, and not all of them are available on the Pi.
BBC BASIC V
BASIC Compiler C2+
ARM BASIC (== BBC BASIC?)
CBM BASIC 2.0
Tandy (Radio Shack) BASIC
CBM BASIC 2
X11-Basic (has bignums and fib() function)
Matrix Brandy BASIC
MS Visual BASIC
Dartmouth College?Where can you find a copy of Dartmouth Basic?
QuickBASIC 1.00 for the Apple Macintosh operating system was launched in 1988. It was officially supported on machines running System 6 with at least 1 MB of RAM.
Yeah, but it hasn't had Unix support for ages.
It would appear that True Basic runs only on the one true operating system: Microsoft Windows.