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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:37 pm

I like the idea of the Raspberry PI evoking memories of the BBC Model B computers. Brandy BASIC has been mentioned before.

I built a barebones Linux environment using buildroot with only busybox and Brandy BASIC. I then configured the system to boot straight into Brandy BASIC.

As I don't have a Raspberry PI yet :-) I'm running the environment under Qemu

Here is a little video of me trying a few things out...



(edited a couple times while I got used to the forum code)

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:13 pm

that's very nice. did you have to do any patches to get it to build?

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:33 pm

I prefer messing around with basic after drinking brandy but each to the own :P .

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:23 am

I've put the patch and buildroot config on my website. I've also put the qcow2 image so that people can play with it, if they have Qemu.

http://www.solinno.co.uk/public/brandy/

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:36 pm

Quote from leighbb on September 20, 2011, 08:23
I've put the patch and buildroot config on my website. I've also put the qcow2 image so that people can play with it, if they have Qemu.

http://www.solinno.co.uk/public/brandy/

thank you.

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:20 am

Interesting, just stumbled over the Maximite, a tiny computer running MBasic. Both hard and software are open source. Obviously not as versatile or powerful as the Raspberry and twice the price but still a pleasant surprise. Myself I'd certainly prefer the BBC dialect but I do like the basic idea. Sorry for the terrible pun!

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:14 am

Wasn’t the BBC BASIC V source code released at https://www.riscosopen.org/content/

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:07 pm

That's correct and there's some development under way, updating the language and making use of VFP assembler. Work in progress of course: http://www.tbasoftware.co.uk
Brandy BASIC however works fine with Linux if that's what you want.

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:48 pm

I hope someone is still checking this topic! I need help. lol

To get a head start for when I actually have my R-Pi, I've installed Brandy BASIC in Linux

but I'm totally at sea after that -- and over the simplest thing. After searching for more than an hour (and of course after reading all readable files in the installation) I cannot find out how to start it up?? How do I get to the interpreter? How, from the Linux cmd prompt, do I create "hello, world"???

Instructions much appreciated -- and I must say, I'll probably be embarrassed as hell! BUT I don't care, I can handle that.

Thanks!

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Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:21 pm

Clair said:


Instructions much appreciated — and I must say, I'll probably be embarrassed as hell! BUT I don't care, I can handle that.

Thanks!


Open a terminal window and enter

brandy

press the enter key and the BBC BASIC interpeter will start.

Edit: PS the OSCLI command works but you will have to supply LINUX commands.

e.g. >OSCLI("ls") will return a listing of the current directory.

Here is a small BBC BASIC program to try:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17989045/COSINE2

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