Yabasic running an implementation of SameGame.
2.81.1 / November 1, 2018
|Operating system||Windows, Unix|
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 2.77.3 in 2016. From version 2.77.1, the project has adopted the MIT Licence as well as the source code being moved to GitHub to encourage others to participate in its development.
- 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
- "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 on the demo disc shipped with PS2 consoles in PAL territories so it could be considered a home computer, not just a games machine, thus bypassing European import taxes.
Yabasic 3.0 (Unofficial)
As a continuation of the project prior to new changes by the original author, version 3 was being developed by a team centered on Pedro Sá and Thomas Larsen, but development has halted and the project now appears to be abandoned.
- Marc-Oliver Ihm. "Yabasic, Yet another Basic for Unix and Windows". Yabasic.de. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Cameron Gray (2018-02-26), How/Why Sony Classed the PlayStation 2 as a Home Computer - Demo of Yabasic, retrieved 2018-02-26
- Smith, Tony (2000-07-11). "Sony adds Basic to PlayStation to sidestep EC import tax". Retrieved September 8, 2014.
- Official website — Downloads and documentation for Yabasic 2.78.3.
- Yabasic GitHub — Source code for Yabasic on GitHub.