From: Morris Dovey on
Anthony Matonak (in 458cb25f$0$18115$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com) said:

| Morris Dovey wrote:
|| Hey, Nick! What version of BASIC are you using? I'd like to try out
|| some of the programs you've posted - is there a freeware
|| interpreter I can download that'll do the job? Do you have a URL?
|
| A quick google search got me these webpages.
|
| http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml
| http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/
| http://www.freebyte.com/programming/
| http://www.idiom.com/free-compilers/
|
| Also of note is that Basic was included in the Rom's of
| the early PC computers and also included in various
| versions of Dos and CP/M.

Yeah, yeah, yeah - you guys are a big help... :-|

I've got 3K and 8K versions of BASIC for the I8080 on paper tape,
Zapple basic on an 8" SSSD FD for the Z80, and (somewhere) MSDOS 1.2,
2.2, and 3.2 with whatever M$ put in the package (GWBASIC?)

What I'm after is something that'll run Nick's code without needing to
screw around converting versions. If I have to mess with it, I might
as well just re-write it as C so I can have some graphic o/p - which
means that I probably won't. What he's been posting somehow didn't
look like the GWBASIC I remember from long ago (BICBW).

I just finished downloading GWBASIC from the KindlyRat and will give
it a try when I have time to play.

Thanks for the links!

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html


From: Jeff on
Morris Dovey wrote:
> Anthony Matonak (in 458cb25f$0$18115$4c368faf(a)roadrunner.com) said:
>
> | Morris Dovey wrote:
> || Hey, Nick! What version of BASIC are you using? I'd like to try out
> || some of the programs you've posted - is there a freeware
> || interpreter I can download that'll do the job? Do you have a URL?
> |
> | A quick google search got me these webpages.
> |
> | http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml
> | http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/
> | http://www.freebyte.com/programming/
> | http://www.idiom.com/free-compilers/
> |
> | Also of note is that Basic was included in the Rom's of
> | the early PC computers and also included in various
> | versions of Dos and CP/M.
>
> Yeah, yeah, yeah - you guys are a big help... :-|

I asked Nick about it some time ago and he said that he just ran it
in Excell. Why not just track Nick down and ask him, he's got to be
around somewhere. Better than resurrecting a programming language that
deserved to die decades ago...

Jeff
>
> I've got 3K and 8K versions of BASIC for the I8080 on paper tape,
> Zapple basic on an 8" SSSD FD for the Z80, and (somewhere) MSDOS 1.2,
> 2.2, and 3.2 with whatever M$ put in the package (GWBASIC?)
>
> What I'm after is something that'll run Nick's code without needing to
> screw around converting versions. If I have to mess with it, I might
> as well just re-write it as C so I can have some graphic o/p - which
> means that I probably won't. What he's been posting somehow didn't
> look like the GWBASIC I remember from long ago (BICBW).
>
> I just finished downloading GWBASIC from the KindlyRat and will give
> it a try when I have time to play.
>
> Thanks for the links!
>
> --
> Morris Dovey
> DeSoto Solar
> DeSoto, Iowa USA
> http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
>
>
From: nicksanspam on
Anthony Matonak <anthonym40(a)nothing.like.socal.rr.com> wrote:

http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml
http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/
http://www.freebyte.com/programming/
http://www.idiom.com/free-compilers/

>Also of note is that Basic was included in the Rom's of
>the early PC computers and also included in various
>versions of Dos and CP/M.

Nice :-) Can any of these run on a $100 low-power microcontroller?

Nick

From: nicksanspam on
Morris Dovey <mrdovey(a)iedu.com> wrote:

>What I'm after is something that'll run Nick's code without needing to
>screw around converting versions. If I have to mess with it, I might
>as well just re-write it as C so I can have some graphic o/p - which
>means that I probably won't. What he's been posting somehow didn't
>look like the GWBASIC I remember from long ago (BICBW).

It is, and some of those programs have graphics. I run them on a Dell 1100
laptop from a DOS prompt under Windows XP.

Nick

From: nicksanspam on
Jeff <dont_bug_me(a)all.uk> wrote:

>... I asked Nick about it some time ago and he said that he just ran it
>in Excell.

I probably said "You could rewrite this in Excell."

Nick