Talk:Tiny BASIC

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The virtues(?) of SW copyright[edit]

A recent contribution to the article reads as follows:  "Tiny BASIC is a set of computer tools that started the software writing (programming) business. Any software written in Tiny basic language could be copyrighted. Books were written that contained programs that are still in use today because the electronic means used to execute,(run) those programs hasn't changed at all. Few if any programmers actually copyrighted their software in those days but those that did were true visionaries considering the fact that computers are a large part of life today."

I must admit I'm a little unsure as to whether the above passage actually represents a properly encyclopedic, NPOV, piece of information. Please comment, folks. --Wernher 11:41, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It's nonsense. Mirror Vax 19:25, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

The article currently references the CLI when refering to virtual machiens. To me this seems to specific as the CLI is in no way related to TInyBASIC. To reference the CLI implies that the article should also be referencing the JVM, Parrot, etc -- all would be equally valid... --Olliej 05:35, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

I agree. It's nonsense, virtual machines and CLI came years after of Tiny BASIC. Tiny BASIC was only a simple tokenizing interpreter. GermanX (talk) 12:34, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

This might explain why there's a link to "Copyleft" in the See Also section. It sounds like it doesn't belong in here, as this predates any concept of GPL. SineSwiper (talk) 17:16, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

No, it is there because, as mentioned in the Copyleft article (did you even bother to follow the link?), the earliest known use of the term was in connection with TinyBASIC. DES (talk) 15:34, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

I found a recent very interesting version - can't find it quickly now - by G Smothers. Very interesting expression parsing. It works with QBASIC! It doesn't use computed goto which breaks my heart but the parsing method appears so simple and solid even I may be able to figure out how to add this feature. Compile this with FreeBasic and it goes like a bat out of hell.159.105.81.31 (talk) 19:29, 6 December 2010 (UTC)It was Geek Basic Software.About 200- lines of simple code that works. If you stay within its parameters it works well, might be an easy jump off for a tiny compiler (probably not by me but maybe).159.105.81.31 (talk) 19:47, 6 December 2010 (UTC)