You can think of them as BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 with all the SDL stuff removed, and indeed that is effectively how they were created! Their keyboard input is taken from stdin and their output is sent to stdout so you can use them for CGI applications or effectively as a replacement shell. Normal shell commands can be issued by preceding them with a * in the usual BBC BASIC way.
These editions consist of compact self-contained executables with no dependencies on any third-party libraries; the BBC BASIC interpreter they contain is identical to that in BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0. They should be considered as Beta test programs since they have not received extensive testing. They are, of course, completely free and can be downloaded as follows:
- Windows edition (64-bits)
- MacOS edition (64-bits)
- Linux edition (64-bits)
- Raspbian edition (32-bits)