BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming. It has a built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, a step-through debugger, and a set of easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.
Major feature enhancements include:
- A "Debug" mode which allows you to step through the program line by line
- A line number indicator in the editor
- Improved error messages
- A PAUSE command which halts execution for a specified time
- A LINE command which draws lines
Various other bug fixes and feature enhancements make this release the most stable and easy to use yet.