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by RichardRussell
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC & Rosetta Code
Replies: 21
Views: 4633

Re: BBC BASIC & Rosetta Code

Why isn't BASIC64 the default ('ROM') version on a machine with FP hardware? Presumably memory usage is a little greater, with floats needing 8 bytes each rather than 5, but are there any other reasons? Is the 64-bit version fully up-to-date with the later features such as DIM LOCAL?
by RichardRussell
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: BBC BASIC & Rosetta Code
Replies: 21
Views: 4633

Re: BBC BASIC & Rosetta Code

Actually it's BBC BASIC 5 rather than 6 that first came with the Archimedes. If there is such a thing as 'BBC BASIC VI' it will be BASIC64, the version adapted to use 64-bit 'doubles' for its floating-point operations rather than the 40-bit floats supported in earlier versions of BBC BASIC. What ver...
by RichardRussell
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BBC Basic
Replies: 70
Views: 21165

Re: BBC Basic

So any chance a raspberry pi version is on the horizon? I thought the intention was to make BBC BASIC available for the Raspberry Pi. That's the impression David Braben gave in an interview, and various sites list the supported languages as 'Python, BBC BASIC, C and Perl'. If it isn't yet available...
by RichardRussell
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BBC Basic
Replies: 70
Views: 21165

Re: BBC Basic

mfirth wrote:Does anyone know if Brandy Basic is still being actively developed?.
Off topic, but for your interest the long-standing bug in Wine which most seriously affected compatibility with BBC BASIC for Windows has recently been fixed. So that's an option for x86 Linux users wanting to run BBC BASIC.
by RichardRussell
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: BBC Basic
Replies: 70
Views: 21165

Re: BBC Basic

But the only implementation I've seen runs on Windows, costs 30 quid and has a rubbish editor. Oh well... Rubbish editor? That's not what most users think! I wouldn't want to return to using a BBC Micro-style line editor after using the BBC BASIC for Windows editor, with its auto-indentation and sy...

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