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BASIC Programming Resources and Chipmunk Basic Archive

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BASIC Programming Language Resources, information about
Chipmunk Basic for Mac OS,   Chipmunk Basic for Linux & Windows,
and HotPaw Basic for iPhone/iOS
by Ronald H. Nicholson, Jr.

BASIC (an acronym for "Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code") is the name of a family of related high-level programming languages, developed circa 1963 at Dartmouth College, to provide an accessible and easy-to-learn environment for non-science students to understand and use computers. In the early 1980's, the Basic programming language was built-in to the majority of personal computers sold.

Chipmunk Basic

Chipmunk Basic for Mac OS

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Chipmunk Basic for Mac OS is an old-fashioned Basic interpreter which runs on almost all Apple Macintosh computers. Chipmunk Basic uses a vintage traditional-style command-line console (but note that line numbers are not required to run Basic program written using an external text editor). Supported features on Mac OS X include color graphics, sprites, sound (including Quicktime MIDI sounds and morse code), speech synthesis, matrix ops, AppleScript, network sockets, pipes, serial I/O, and even some rudimentary OOP (object oriented programming) capabilities. Versions are available for System 6.0.7 thru Mac OS X 10.7, for systems from very old Mac 512Ke's, up thru the latest Apple iMac & MacBook Air.

Chipmunk Basic is copyrighted freeware.

Chipmunk Basic Documentation

Chipmunk Basic for older Macs

Some ports of Chipmunk Basic for other systems

Chipmunk Basic for MS Windows

Chipmunk Basic for Linux

HotPaw Basic for iPhone/iOS and for obsolete PalmOS handhelds

BASIC Programming Language Resources

General Information about the Basic Programming Language

Basic Programs

Versions of Basic with Source Code for their implementation

Basic Interpreters and Compilers which have full Source Code available for their implementations:

Basic Interpreters and Compilers

Commercial/Shareware/Freeware/Online Basic Interpreters/Compilers:

Other Documentation on Basic:

Other Macintosh Tools

Other Programming Resources

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