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Description: Bywater BASIC (Simple basic interpreter)
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Size: 155kb
Version: 1.11
Date: 18 Sep 08
Author: Ted A. Campbell
Submitter: Alex McNeil
Email: alexmcneil (at) googlemail com
Requirements: i386 AROS
Category: development/language
License: Other
Distribute: yes
FileID: 407
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Short: amiga `port' of Bywater BASIC interpreter 1.11
Type: dev/lang
Author: Ted A. Campbell
UpLoader: Wouter van Oortmerssen

[needs ixemul.library]

I came across this very small basic on my 'Language/OS' CD-ROM,
and accidentally typed `make' :-). Since more people might want to
give it a try, I thought I'd dump it on aminet. Note very well
though, I do not intend to support this software in _any_ way.

With that out of the way:

This is quite a small basic, and it seems to conform to some
ANSI standard for basic (read about that in the original `').
It organises sources with the infamous line-number method.

If you start the the interpreter, you can pas a name of a sourcefile
on the command-line which it will immediately run. On the command
line one can enter BASIC-expressions directly, or precede them with
line-numbers to form a program.

as an extra it also acts a bit like a shell, as it seems to execute
all commands it doesn't understand via amigados. also it has some
builtin dos-stuff.

about the `port': this was done no modifications of significance
to the original source. some parts where compiled without the -O
option though, since otherwise my GCC would guru.

Have fun,



Notes: compiled for AROS i386 on 16/9/2008, launch by changing to the directory
that contains bwbasic and then launching it from shell. Exit by closing the

Compiled by Alex McNeil [DBAlex]

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