BASIC's question mark and PRINT
frustum at pacbell.net
Mon Nov 21 13:03:31 CST 2005
tim lindner wrote:
> In BASIC, where did the short cut of '?' for PRINT originate?
> After following a discussion on the CoCo list I thought I'd ask here.
Here are some bounds and data points.
The Dartmouth BASIC specification does not have ? as an abbrevation (circa 1964).
I think all versions of Microsoft BASIC have this shortcut (circa 1975).
Palo Alto Tiny BASIC (li chen wang) didn't use this convention -- instead it
Wang BASIC (circa 1972) didn't use this convention.
From what I can tell, DEC BASIC didn't use this abbreviation.
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