This Tiny BASIC comes with 6 built-in game programs. It is my answer to an old call to arms. Dennis Allison, back in 1975, challenged the hobbyist community to write a Tiny BASIC, even using only bytes as variables (0 to 255), to jumpstart microcomputers (programmed in assembly or octal at the time):
Pretend you are 7 years old and don’t care much about floating point arithmetic (what’s that?), logarithms, sines, matrix inversion, nuclear reactor calculations and stuff like that.
And … your home computer is kinda small, not too much memory. Maybe its a MARK-8 or an ALTAIR 8800 with less than 4K bytes and a TV typewriter for input and output.
You would like to use it for homework, math recreations and games like NUMBER, STARS, TRAP, HURKLE, SNARK, BAGELS,…
Consider then, TINY BASIC
* Integer arithmetic only – 8 bits? 16 bits?
* 26 variables: A, B, C, D, . . ., Z
* The RND function – of course!
* Seven BASIC statement types
* Strings? OK in PRINT statements, not OK otherwise.
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