Computers_With_BASIC_in_ROM / was Re: Texas Instruments CC-40 won't boot

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Sun May 3 10:02:47 CDT 2015

On 2015-05-03 16:56, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On 2015-05-03 02:13, Brent Hilpert wrote:
>> On 2015-May-02, at 2:26 PM, Chris Osborn wrote:
>>>   I mostly got it because I wanted to try out the BASIC on it so I
>>> could update the list of computers with BASIC in ROM that I started
>>> on Wikipedia.
>> You're missing the HP 9830 (which would be the first, 1972). (full
>> tokenisation if I have your meaning correct, FP support)
>> The Wang 2000 (mid 70s) would be another I believe, if I have the
>> model/series correct - others can speak to that one better than I can.
> Fun. I saw the Luxor ABC-80 in that list. I used one back in the day.
> The basic do full tokenization, and support both integer and fp math,
> and do skip the for loop if the end value is before the start value.
> While I'm at it, other Luxor computers that should also be there:
> ABC-800, ABC-802 and ABC-806. They extended on the ABC-80. The basic was
> called "BASIC II", and had many of the same properties as the ABC-80
> basic. However, they could do partial tokenization as well, as they
> supported long variable names, and additional constructs not available
> in the ABC-80.
> They were really good machines.

Ah. Forgot: they also support bitwise ops (all of them).


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