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GW-BASIC source released and a BBC link

Post by richardtoohey » Sun May 24, 2020 12:10 am

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandl ... -gw-basic/

Thought that was quite interesting, but also the blog poster - Rich Turner. Sr. Program Manager, Windows Console & Command-Line - also says this:

I was 13, and spent every spare second that I wasn’t finishing my homework or doing my chores, writing BASIC and assembly code on one of the hottest home computers of the time – the BBC Micro sporting 32KB RAM (yes, 32,768 bytes, total!), powered by a 6502 processor running at a BLAZING 2MHz. When not coding, I was usually playing one of the most groundbreaking games of all time: “Elite” by David Braben & Ian Bell.

Another person who learned their skills on the BBC Micro. :D

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Re: GW-BASIC source released and a BBC link

Post by roland » Sun May 24, 2020 8:52 am

Even the Electron and Atom are mentioned in the comments :)

In the 90's I also did a lot of 80x86 Assembly for my Atom-in-PC project but nowadays I find it hard to read and understand that code. It's nice that Microsoft releases old code for historical and educational purposes.
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