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...BASIC is primarily an interpreted language, although compilers do exist for some BASICs....
Quote...BASIC is primarily an interpreted language, although compilers do exist for some BASICs....About it! It was designed for X86 and various single chip, now they are dual and quad set, and its if something updates its support for the processor.
When I was a kid my parents got a PC. It was a TelaVideo computer and used 5.5 inch floppies and operated with DOS. I could play games and do other stuff using BASIC (there was a very fun game based on Star Trek. You could get the games on disk or from books then write the program in by hand. In fact I still have a book with a BASIC program for finding the Schwarzschild radius of a given mass.The computer I'm using now still uses DOS with Windows running over the DOS. Can modern computers still use BASIC? If so how is it done?
Huh?And BASIC first appeared in 1964, long before x86 chips were even dreamed of.
That is interesting. As a kid I have used BASIC so much. Would install the emulator now. Thanks for this thread
If so how is it done?
I used to writer BASIC programs on my Commodore 64 all the time when I was a kid. It's the main thing that stopped me handing in my homework on time I still use a C64 emulator today for the same thing. For some reason I never got bored of it.One thing I didn't like about typing in BASIC was when a computer magazine had some games written out in code, and you'd spend hours typing it in, only to find that it doesn't work. [xx(]