BASIC's question mark and PRINT
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 21 16:27:14 CST 2005
Jim Battle wrote:
> Palo Alto Tiny BASIC (li chen wang) didn't use this convention --
> instead it used "P.".
BBC BASIC used P. too, although the manual in front of me suggests that it
wasn't until version 4 (circa 1985 probably) - I don't think prior versions
supported token abbreviations (version 3 may have; this was produced purely
for the US market).
The '?' token was used by BBC BASIC for peek and poke as I recall.
Print is listed in the manual as token #241.
(BBC BASIC was probably somewhat unconventional though in that it had
functions and procedures, local variables, built-in assembler etc. and so was
rather more advanced than most other BASICs around at the time)
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