Vilnius BASIC

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Vilnius Basic
Paradigm(s) imperative, algorithmic
Designed by ?
Developer ?
Appeared in 1986
Stable release ? / ?
Typing discipline ?
Major implementations ?
Dialects BASIC-86, BASIC-88
Influenced by MSX BASIC
Influenced None
Vilnius BASIC on BK-0010-01

Vilnius BASIC was a dialect of the BASIC programming language running on the Elektronika BK-0010-01/BK-0011M and UKNC computers.

It was a quite advanced BASIC and featured a runtime threaded code compiler that compiled the program when one entered the RUN command. The dialect was very close to MSX BASIC. The major differences were the lack of the PLAY, SOUND, VPOKE and PUT SPRITE operators, the inability to open several files at the same time, and the inability to use more than one operator on one line. Only the UKNC version had a full-screen editor. Machine-dependent features, like graphics operators parameters and PEEK/POKE addresses were also different.

The software was developed at Vilnius University, located in Lithuania which was a republic of the Soviet Union at the time.

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  • Vilnius BASIC uses the infamous RANDU random number generator

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