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Brosco

I have just found and downloaded TinyBasic.  WOW fantastic.  it takes me back many years to the very first PCs, I mean before IBM, but the zx80's etc.

what a great way to prototype - or in many cases even make the final product.

The version I found only supports A & D pins 0-9, but I think I can fix that.

Save, Load and Chain I hope I will be able to add when I det my SD drive.

Bigger varialble names (currently only "A" - "Z") would be helpful, as would Floating point support.  Building in TFT & SD libraries would be amazing - I just dream at the moment.

Of course my dreams can be shot down in flames if the enhancements dont fit into memory, but it sounds a fun project


AWOL

This was originally posted in "Programming questions" (it isn't a question), so it was moved to "Bar sport".

The author complained, but it's not "project guidance", it's not "products and services" (we don't know which Tiny Basic the OP downloaded) and it's not "Exhibition and gallery" (not the OP's work, and no work was shown).

So, it's here.
If anyone can think of a more appropriate section, I'm all ears.
"Pete, it's a fool (who) looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

nickgammon

I have just found and downloaded TinyBasic.
Where from? Link?
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

PaulS

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If anyone can think of a more appropriate section, I'm all ears.
The bit bucket?
The art of getting good answers lies in asking good questions.

nickgammon

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Bigger varialble names (currently only "A" - "Z") would be helpful, as would Floating point support.
Any language that only supports 26 variables sounds like a toy to me.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

nickgammon

Assuming this might be it, I smiled when I read:

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True to Tiny BASIC's assembler roots, Mike's C port makes extensive use of the "infinitely-abusable" goto statement.
I don't want to start another goto war, but really, with 26 variables, and GOTO for loop control, the only useful thing you would be able to do is say "hey, I got BASIC working on the Arduino".

On that link, in the comments, are some nice pro/con comments about BASIC.

I took a look at the source. The goto statement (in C) is used heavily. Oh well. Hats off to the authors for even attempting it. :)
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