Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

ben bfranchuk at
Fri May 22 14:24:46 CDT 2020

On 5/22/2020 6:06 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> On 5/22/20 2:56 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote:
>> Now that is really cool. Good old MS
>> In '83 I was working for DEC and had access to things like BASIC+.
>> I was amazed at what they could do on a micoprocessor.
> In my early days :-)  I was given a project to develop programs
> for an LSI-11/02 with 28KW of memory and RX02 8" floppies.  I
> got the project because the mainframe programmers I worked with
> did not believe anything serious could be done in a machine that
> small.  I developed programs that later e\went production using
> MACRO-11, Pascal, Fortran and COBOL.  I doubt the products of
> modern computer science education could duplicate what I did.
> Efficiency is no longer a consideration.  Just throw more hardware
> at the problem.
> bill
Thows a PDP 8 to Bill. Batteries and BASIC not included.

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