Chipmunk Basic

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Chipmunk Basic is a freeware interpreter for the BASIC programming language maintained by Ron Nicholson.

Chipmunk basic was originally developed for the Macintosh and has been ported to Linux and Microsoft Windows. The "windowed" Macintosh version includes a wide variety of graphics drawing commands. It also has object-oriented capabilities.

The current version of Chipmunk Basic (and its spinoff products for Palm OS, cBasPad and HotPaw BASIC) was based on a public domain, Pascal implementation by David Gillespie.[1]

In January 2015, a Cocoa version was released that may[vague] lack features from the older Carbon-based OS X port.[2] The most recent release is Version 1.368.2210, published Nov 11, 2022.[3]


  1. ^ "about David Gillespie". Archived from the original on 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ This Beta Test release for Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10 includes a major rewrite to support Cocoa, thus some Mac specific features from older Carbon and PowerPC versions may be missing or broken. Please send bug reports.
  3. ^ "Chipmunk Basic Home Page". Retrieved September 11, 2023.

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