Yabasic running an implementation of SameGame.
2.769 / July 2015
|Operating system||Windows, Unix|
|License||Artistic License version 1 or GNU General Public License version 2|
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 2.769 in 2015. As a continuation of the project, version 3 was being developed by a team centered on Pedro Sá and Thomas Larsen, but development slowed and the project now appears to be abandoned.
- 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 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. Check date values in: