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

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Sun May 3 10:20:04 CDT 2015

On 2015-05-03 17:02, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> 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).

I went ahead and updated the page...


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