Monday, May 02, 2016

Hammurabi (on Run Basic)

To celebrate 50+ years of BASIC, I've published an early version of the classic simulation, Hammurabi, on the Run Basic Hosting site.

It ran "almost" unchanged -- line numbers, GOTOs and all. I'll publish the tweaked Run Basic code later, but here is the link to the game if you want to try it out right away.

If you're interested in the original source, here is a nice article on the game at the Atari Archives.

Have fun!

Monday, April 25, 2016

BASIC turns 50

Well, the BASIC language actually turned 50 on May 1, 2014, and I'm very late to the party.

Born at Dartmouth in 1964 (along with the first commercial time sharing), here is the university's tribute page. There is even a great 38 minute documentary that they made for the occasion.

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