BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code)[1] is a faimily o general-purpose, heich-level programmin leids whase design filosofie emphasizes ease o uise.

BASIC
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Screenshot o Atari BASIC, ane o the BASIC implementations uised bi the smaw an simple hame computers o the early 1980s.
Paradigm(s)Unstructurt, later procedural, later object-orientit
Appeared inMey 1, 1964; 55 years ago (1964-05-01)
Designed biJohn G. Kemeny an Thomas E. Kurtz
Major implementationsDartmouth BASIC, Apple BASIC, Atari BASIC, Sinclair BASIC, Commodore BASIC, BBC BASIC, TI-BASIC, Casio BASIC, Microsoft BASIC, Liberty BASIC, Visual Basic, FreeBASIC, PowerBASIC, Gambas
Influenced biALGOL 60, FORTRAN II, JOSS
InfluencedCOMAL, Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, Realbasic, GRASS, AutoIt, AutoHotkey

ReferencesEedit

  1. "A Manual for BASIC, the elementary algebraic language designed for use with the Dartmouth Time Sharing System"