I am going to try to learn basic, here is an example that I found for 99 bottles of beer on the wall for HotBasic.
Basic seems to be simple enough:
FOR B = 99 TO 1 STEP-1
PRINT B; " bottle(s) of beer on the wall,"
PRINT B; " bottle(s) of beer."
PRINT "Take one down, pass it around,"
PRINT B-1; " bottle(s) of beer on the wall." + CRLF
I will start with C-64 Commodore basic, then go to GWBasic then QBasic-QuickBasic, then to Visual Basic. I will end up using HotBasic. Not regular Visual Basic in the very end, or might try to do both, that is if I am able to learn them, but we will see, But might stick with BBC basic and or JustBasic for a while also.
As for C-64 basic will first try an emulator and then will try NBasic, but won't stay way too long with those as I want to move to other newer basic as fast as I can, if I can.
All of this will take quite some time for sure, who knows how long.