Yabasic running an implementation of SameGame.
|Developer(s)||Marc-Oliver Ihm (ret.)
|Stable release||2.768 / May, 2014|
|Operating system||Windows, Unix|
|License||GNU General Public License version 3 or later|
|Website||www.yabasic.de - original version to V 2.768
yabasic.basicprogramming.org - version 3
Yabasic (Yet Another BASIC) is a free and open source BASIC interpreter for Windows and Unix platforms. Yabasic was originally developed by Marc-Oliver Ihm, who released the last stable version 2.768 in 2014. As a continuation of the project, version 3 is now developed by a team centered on Pedro Sá and Thomas Larsen.
- No line numbers,
- Line graphics in color,
- Structured programming—various block structures, named subroutines with local variables and return values,
- Code modules/libraries with separate namespaces (On the other hand, composite data structures are missing),
- Option to use a graphical user interface based on the GTK library,
- Self-modifying code (see section below)
- "Binding" a Yabasic program to the interpreter, creating a standalone executable in a single file.
A port of Yabasic to the Fltk toolkit called "Flyab" was under development. It would have been source-compatible with programs written in yab, a variant of Yabasic that enables graphical programs to be written using the BeOS API. Ports for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux were planned. Flyab added the ability to Yabasic to create native graphical user interfaces on all supported platforms. As of November 2008, the project appears to be halted.
Sony also packaged a version of Yabasic for the PlayStation 2 with PS2 consoles in PAL territories so it could be considered a home computer, not just a games machine, thus bypassing European import taxes.
- Marc-Oliver Ihm. "Yabasic, Yet another Basic for Unix and Windows". Yabasic.de. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Smith, Tony. "Sony adds Basic to PlayStation to sidestep EC import tax". Retrieved 7 November 2000.