[linux-elitists] Introducing Myself

Michael Neuffer neuffer@neuffer.info
Wed Jan 7 12:11:45 PST 2004


Quoting Brian McGroarty (brian@mcgroarty.net):
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 02:21:43PM -0500, Matthew W. Miller wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 10:48:30AM -0800, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > >begin  Brian McGroarty  quotation:
> > >> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 08:32:26AM -0800, J. Paul Reed wrote:
> > >> > 10 PRINT "At least we're not talking about GNOME!"
> > >> > 20 GOTO 10
> > >> 10 FOR A = 0 to 1 STEP 0
> > >> 20 PRINT "GOTO CONSIDERED HARMFUL!"
> > >> 30 NEXT
> > >10 FOR A = 0 TO 1 STEP 0
> > >20 PRINT "IMPLICIT NEXT CONSIDERED HARMFUL!"
> > >30 NEXT A
> > 
> > do:print"for-next abuse sucks!":print"So does capitalising everything.":loop
> 
> PC ROM BASIC lacked WHILE/WEND and REPEAT/UNTIL. I wouldn't swear to it,
> but I don't think DO/LOOP [UNTIL] came on the scene until
> Turbo/Quick/Real BASIC.


Indeed, PC ROM BASIC didn't have it.One of the first 
implementations I know of, was in good old GFA BASIC 
for the ATARI ST computers.

Cheers
   Mike

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