Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Jun 4 07:57:03 CDT 2020

On Sat, 23 May 2020 at 03:52, Richard Cini via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> You know, reading about this made me dig out the info I had on the Character Oriented Windows ("COW") library. I was reading some of the docs and it occurred to me that it operated much like Windows (probably Windows 1), but what I couldn't find were any "sample" programs or tools to build a program based on the COW library. Does anyone have/know of a sample program that used the library? Was there an SDK for it or was it used only for Microsoft's products?
> Just looking for something new/interesting to learn about. Thanks!

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