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Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi (and Linux, Windows et al)
« on: November 13, 2012, 12:40:28 PM »
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/13/sinclair_basic_for_raspberry_pi/

The BASIC in question is SpecBAS, is a project run by a chap called Paul Dunn.

Full Pi support came to the project with the recently-released version 0.755.

SpecBAS is billed as offering “all the features of Sinclair BASIC” , but also adds the following:

    Procedures, with both referenced and normal variable parameters
    Flow control with DO..LOOP, WHILE..LOOP, DO..UNTIL
    Better array handling, with variable BASE settings and FOR..EACH support
    Better string handling with LEFT$, RIGHT$, MID$, REPEAT$ etc
    Memory banks which can be loaded, saved and utilised to hold a variety of data types
    Many, many more maths functions, with both radians and degrees support
    Graphics with 8bpp in any supported resolution with full palette changing, rotation, scaling etc
    Sound support with MOD/S3M/XM/IT/MP3/VOC/WAV etc
    Turtle graphics, sprites, tilemaps.

Download it from here: https://sites.google.com/site/pauldunn/home

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Re: Sinclair BASIC comes to Raspberry Pi (and Linux, Windows et al)
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:49:48 PM »
Might well have to give that a go, my Pi is busy collecting dust !

Andy
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