[linux-elitists] BASIC interpreters

Brian McGroarty brian@mcgroarty.net
Thu Jan 8 19:52:16 PST 2004


On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 08:30:27PM -0500, Modus Operandi wrote:
>
>   Okay, I know it's a terrible, wrongheaded, clunky language, but is
>   there a BASIC implementation for Linux?
> 
> richmond:~# apt-cache search basic | wc -l
>     273
> richmond:~# apt-cache search "basic interpreter"
> bwbasic - Bywater BASIC Interpreter
> yabasic - Yet Another BASIC interpreter
> richmond:~# apt-get install bwbasic yabasic

The ramifications of this are chilling...

===8<--- SNIP hello.bas ===8<---
  #!/usr/bin/bwbasic

  10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD!"
  20 REM ...or is he bluffing?
===8<--- SNIP /hello.bas ===8<---
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