REM 14 historic BASIC implementations

50 years after its creation, here’s a look back at some of the most notable implementations of the BASIC programming language
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Earlier this month, the BASIC (Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language celebrated its 50th birthday. From its humble beginnings in the basement of a building at Dartmouth College in 1964, the language, which was designed to make programming easier for people to learn, became one of the most famous and well-used (and loved) programming languages ever. That first implementation of the language eventually spawned hundreds of other BASIC interpreters and compilers over the resulting decades for a wide variety of operating systems and computers. To celebrate the golden anniversary of the language that introduced many people to programming, here are 14 of the most historic BASIC implementations that were developed over the last 50 years.

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