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I will try to learn some basic.


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.

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truecriticComment by truecritic - January 28, 2006, 7:26 pm
If you are going to use a Microsoft based operating system, you should really start out with GW Basic. Similar commands from C64 are only going to confuse you. In fact I would start with whatever BASIC you want to end up with.

Your library should have programming books. Doing simple programs are rather easy. When it comes to figuring out routines not included as examples is when the going gets tough.
LANTERNComment by LANTERN - January 29, 2006, 12:41 am
Well, it is too soon to tell as there are so very many free and cheap programs, including non basic programs, such as Lazarus, Euphoria, Phyton, Profan and Dialect, I am not sure if they are non basic, but I might take a look at them and see how the language looks. But old basic does have an appeal to me, since it seems that HotBasic covers a lot of ground, like from old basic commands up to a Visual Basic look a like, the Hot Basic example above looks like old standard basic to me, yet it runs on Hot Basic just the same as it would on an old 8 bit computer.
Well I have to check out many programs and then really see which one is the one for me.
Thank you much for your post, that is really good advice.
Yes, I do need progrmming books and or Internet tutorials and or downloads, It does appear as if Hot Basic will be the program for me, unless I go for a non-basic language.
RJOhComment by RJOh - February 20, 2009, 1:25 pm
Well it has been three years, how is the learning project coming alone? Looking to hearing about the first program you code. Good luck.

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