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  • uponmusic
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    That's what I call a useful tool! I like it a lot!

    Posted 04/26/2013
  • adriandavis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    kidbasic is fast and stable

    Posted 02/14/2013
  • ianhayes
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    kidbasic works great

    Posted 01/20/2013
  • kalebwood
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    kidbasic is fast and easy to use

    Posted 12/19/2012
  • lydiawharnr
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Good project, thanks for showing

    Posted 11/13/2012
  • nathanruis
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    simple and straight forward to use

    Posted 11/11/2012
  • dillanwalker
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    excellent app

    Posted 09/15/2012
  • oid-3921756
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    I just built basic256_0.9.6.69 from source in Mandriva 2010 Linux and found that once certain changes were made, it built very cleanly and does much or most of what a hobbyist or student would like a Basic to do. I've used Commodore Basic, GW-Basic, QBasic and have at least a slight exposure to other versions, and must say that Basic256 running in a graphic window feels good to use. I had one actual problem building it. The file SDL_mixer.h, a sound-related file, was called for and I don't seem to have it. Also, the sound on my system doesn't work anyway. So I had to make some changes to the source and the Makefile to clear up the missing-file error. This amounts to removing sound support for the program, which I found just now was requested by a user a couple of years ago. It can be done without drastic changes. In Unix/Linux, making these changes is usually done by a script called configure which is included in the source files that checks for required and desired stuff on a user's system. It also accepts commands on enabling or disabling features. To use it, one would need a Unix-like programming environment like the one provided by MSYS and the mingw compiler for Windows. Some of the Basic programming I enjoy doing is math-related and I like to have full double-precision numbers to look at. It took a bit of digging to find what to change to get the nearly full 15 digits by default instead of the 6 shown by the original source, but it's working now. I'd like the interpreter to be able to handle scientific format numbers in input and output, and may try adding that too. One other feature I would add to the Basic256 wish list is to include modern structured programming statements (case statements, etc). Even so, it does about as much as the Commodore 64 Basic I had years of fun with, and because the source for Basic256 is in C++, one of the most common and widely documented programming languages, it's easy to modify and add to. Testing and contributing are some of the fun things you can do with open-source code.

    Posted 07/21/2012
  • owenwong
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    Works and fast.

    Posted 03/21/2012
  • alicesvensson
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Easy enough.

    Posted 02/20/2012
  • yodaj
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    good job

    Posted 06/29/2011
  • jjgill
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    Excellent. I was looking for a way to introduce my children to the key principles of programming - conditionals, loops, subroutines, simple graphics commands etc in an easy to use, self contained environment.. BASIC 256 fits the bill perfectly. No bells and whistles, just a powerful set of fundamental functions from which they can do just about everything they need at the moment. Job well done. Thanks guys.

    Posted 12/12/2010
  • hermid
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    simpel nog bug in linuxversie float werkt niet

    Posted 11/03/2010
  • giladam
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    Looks great to me!

    Posted 12/27/2009
  • ancanta
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    great easy and cool!

    Posted 11/18/2009