It's BASIC Week again!

geneb geneb at
Sun Sep 13 17:24:41 CDT 2015

On Sun, 13 Sep 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> On 09/13/2015 01:18 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>>>>> Well, participating in such an event for the fun of it might be
>>>>>  interesting, but to be perfectly frank, I don't know what one
>>>>> calls "BASIC" anymore.
>> Does it have to be TRUE BASIC, or are street BASICs accepted?
> I didn't want to bring up TRUE BASIC, as I suspect not a lot of "other" 
> BASICs would understand it.
> How about BASIC-E or CBASIC?  And what's this DOS stuff?  Was there an 
> official IBM BASIC for DOS/360?  How about my own creation, STAR BASIC?  I've 
> still got a T-shirt and manual for it (and some source code somewhere)...

If your BASIC of choice can produce a program for the contest, who the 
hell cares what dialect or platform it's for?  As long as it's "vintage", 
run with it.


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