BASIC (Was: Reading HP2000 tapes

Chris Osborn fozztexx at
Wed Jul 18 13:49:19 CDT 2018

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:21 AM, Paul Berger via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:

> I would think that any interpreted BASIC would do this or for that matter any interpreted language except maybe for APL 

You'd think so but many BASIC dialects don't fully tokenize. Many leave in all the extra spaces the user types in, such as the Microsoft BASIC on various Commodores. Some BASICs even require the spaces in order to properly parse during tokenization.

There's a page here which includes a field for machines which do full tokenization:

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