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Basic, the dos kind

Postby ~Rob » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:30 am

Is there a program, well Basic really, that means I can run BASIC in Win XP. The reason being is I am programming PIC's at the moment for electronics and the language is pretty similar to BASIC so it would be good for some revision into the language.

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Postby Toby B. » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:42 am

interesting question. Unfortunately I don't know the answer... Its been about 15 or so years since I messed around with BASIC... 8O
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Postby ~Rob » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:47 am

I have two XP PC's and an ME Laptop, I'm now looking on ME as it is basically 98 as far as I can tell (of course it is probably completely different)

It looks like it is called qbasic, I knew it had some character before BASIC, but I just hope it is NTFS compatible
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Postby dr_st » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:14 am

Rob_Pope wrote:It looks like it is called qbasic, I knew it had some character before BASIC, but I just hope it is NTFS compatible


NTFS? I doubt the file system has anything to do with it...

QBasic isn't pure Basic, IIRC. It has some additional features, but I'm at a lost as to what they are. Still I believe it will get the job done for you.
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Postby Toby B. » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:38 am

QBasic requires DOS 5.0 or higher. Windows XP IIRC does not have "pure DOS"... So you would be limited to using 98 or possibly ME.
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Postby ~Rob » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:43 pm

The Dos bit is the bit I meant, I only figured it out 5mins after I posted!!

Looks like I need dos then :roll:
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Postby thomas_w_bowman » Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:52 pm

I've been annoyed for years that Microsoft dropped support for BASIC and BASICA (used to come with DOS 1.1 and up-BASICA had some extra commands for sounds and Sprites) with Win95, some other version(s) of BASIC may work - and you may be able to use VB (which is NOT free) to run BASIC source.

REXX came with OS/2, it's not BASIC - but is reasonably versatile.

Even compiled Basic won't work for XP.

Next M$ will be dropping 32 bit support for those wanting to use 64-Bit addressing. Gotta re-write everything every two years, even if it didn't change. :evil:
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Postby Big Jake » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:34 pm

Well, how about job security rewriting code? Now that the Y2K boom is gone...
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Postby ~Rob » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:36 pm

Sorry, Jake, you just completely lost me!!!
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Postby Big Jake » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:44 pm

Gotta re-write everything every two years, even if it didn't change.


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