Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Scripting in Commodore BASIC in Windows/Linux

SomeoneGotMyNick (200685) writes | more than 5 years ago

Programming 1

SomeoneGotMyNick writes "Someone with a lot of time on their hands (or more nostalgic than I am), had created a scripting language based on Commodore BASIC for Mac OSX and recently finished a version that works on Windows and Linux. You can pass text versions of Basic programs as a parameter to the program. I found it odd that it took 1.8MB of source code to compile to an interpreter that used to fit in 8K of ROM space. If this ever becomes very popular, how long will it be before we see Obfuscated CBM Basic contests?"
Link to Original Source

cancel ×

1 comment

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Bloat was to be expected (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 5 years ago | (#25595177)

Its the toolkits that added the bloat.

The original was in optimized assemble from people who took pride in their skills ( and were constrained by the limited resources )

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?