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|Designed by||Max Reason|
|Developers||Max Reason, Eddie Penninkhof|
|First appeared||late 1980s|
6.2.3 / 2002
6.3.22 / 2014
|BASIC, C (programming language)|
XBasic is a variant of the BASIC programming language that was developed in the late 1980s for the Motorola 88000 CPU and Unix by Max Reason. In the early 1990s it was ported to Windows and Linux, and since 1999 it has been available as open source software with its runtime library under the LGPL license.
It should not be confused with TI Extended BASIC, which is sometimes called XBasic or X Basic. Xbasic should also not be confused with the Xbasic language used in Alpha Software's Alpha Anywhere and Alpha Five products. Alpha Software has developed Xbasic as a proprietary language for its products. Alpha Software's Xbasic is not connected in any way at all to the version of Xbasic described in this article.
Max Reason discontinued his support, and development since has been overseen by Eddie Penninkhof. Together with a few other enthusiastic programmers, XBasic is extremely slowly being further developed and improved.
Version 6.2.3 is the latest official release, released on 27 October 2002. However, under the guidance and leadership of another programmer a newer version has been produced, obtainable from the XBasic yahoo groups. (Latest at the time of writing would be 6.3.22) Although primarily coded to keep up with modern Linux distributions, the windows version has been suitably adjusted to keep up with the Linux version.
- Editor (writing source code)
- Compiler (creating machine code)
- Debugger (checking for errors)
- Libraries (ready made code to call on)
- GuiDesigner (creates the graphical user interface for the program)
' Programs contain: ' 1. A PROLOG with type/function/constant declarations. ' 2. This Entry() function where execution begins. ' 3. Zero or more additional functions. ' FUNCTION Entry() PRINT "Hello World" PRINT 2+2 PRINT 44/12 PRINT 33*3 END FUNCTION
- XBasic on SourceForge.net
- Downloads, documentation, links and resources
- Making your first GUI Tutorial
- Making a Standalone Executable
- XBLite homepage