"MSX" on Dutch news-website

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Por tfh

Prophet (2972)

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29-04-2004, 14:30

Just saw this URL on http://www.nu.nl, about the fact that BASIC has been around for 20 years now, and guess from which Basic they took a screenshot:

http://www.nu.nl/news.jsp?n=316047&c=50

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Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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29-04-2004, 14:35

thank god they didn't post a screenshot with:

LET S=0
LET T=0
etc.

that would look kinda lame Smile

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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29-04-2004, 14:47

What's the most remarkable is that it's a MSXPLAYer shot!
And BTW, the article is about BASIC being around for 40 years, not 20.

Por Arjan

Paladin (742)

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29-04-2004, 14:52

Cool!!!

Por chaos

Paladin (809)

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29-04-2004, 14:57

really cool!!

Por tfh

Prophet (2972)

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29-04-2004, 14:57

What's the most remarkable is that it's a MSXPLAYer shot!
And BTW, the article is about BASIC being around for 40 years, not 20.
Indeed, my bad Smile

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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29-04-2004, 15:00

I read somewhere (long time ago) that the very first basic only had about 20 commands orso (or maybe even less!)... does anyone have any idea which commands those were?

Por Arjan

Paladin (742)

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29-04-2004, 15:12

that would be a very BASIC BASIC Tongue

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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29-04-2004, 15:24

Well, naturally the first basic didn't have things like sprite-commands, draw commands (no gfx on early computers), sound commands etc.

But even a minimum set of commands:
IF
THEN
ELSE
FOR
NEXT
END
GOTO
GOSUB
RETURN
PRINT
LOCATE
INPUT

etc. .. that's 12 already, and there's not much to enjoy execpt for the basic program flow and some primitive text I/O . But really, I read it somewhere, dunno where and when. But the first basic's commandset was really nothing special!

Por BiFi

Enlighted (4348)

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29-04-2004, 17:15

Quite cool indeed. Especially the MSXPLAYer screenie they used. It seems they're really into the MSX-Revival. Wink

Por BiFi

Enlighted (4348)

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29-04-2004, 17:17

thank god they didn't post a screenshot with:

LET S=0
LET T=0
etc.

that would look kinda lame SmileMaybe it would be in this case, but there were BASIC variants that required the LET to set a variable. And MSX-BASIC does support the LET statement for that very same purpose.

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