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Re: yabasic problem

On August 20, 2018 7:35:35 AM UTC, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup@gmx.net> wrote:
>i wrote:
>> > (Found the booklet. It's HP BASIC 3.0, not 2.0. Newest techology of
>David Wright wrote:
>> I thought we were up to version 4.0¹ by 1985,
>Indeed, the booklet says "June 1984 ... First Edition".
>I think i did not get to BASIC 4.0 because in 1986 i wrote a BASIC
>which translated our other BASIC programs to C (with some handwork
>left to do).
>> Would you agree, though, that "BASIC" is the language that must
>> have the biggest contrast between its well-endowed versions and
>> the most dire cr*p.
>Well, back then i perceived HP BASIC as the best language of all. It
>me boss on all those expensive HP machines (from 9845B to 9000/320).
>But C ran on all Unix workstations. And as soon as i became
>enough, i fell in love with the display manager of the Apollo Domain
>Microsoft's Visual Basic is said to have surpassed HP BASIC in the years later.

Before VB (early 1990s) there was  Microsoft Basic (Professional Development System) which iirc became quite popular in the late 80s.  

-Jim P.

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