Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 22 17:56:29 CDT 2020

On 5/22/20 3:24 PM, ben via cctalk wrote:
> 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.
> Ducks.

I would gladly catch it and put it to good use.  I still have
PDP-11's, VAX, TRS-80's and Apple ]['s in my house.  I have
had an Apollo, a Prime, a couple 3B2's, several 3B1's and other
systems I can barely remember.  All were and still remain more
interesting and more fun that today's PC's.


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