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Old 14 June 2006, 07:53   #29
The Ancient One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City/USA
Age: 61
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Just to add one more for the record ... Applesoft Basic for the Apple II was also a Microsoft implementation of Basic, with a few additions from Apple. Contrary to what someone suggested, Basic wasn't something that Microsoft came up with ... it had been around before Microsoft existed. They were the first company that I'm aware of though that implemented a Basic interpreter specifically for microcomputers though, so it shouldn't be too surprising that most of the hardware manufacturers at the time licensed implementations from them, rather than having to start from scratch. None of those implementations was all that great, but they were adequate for an awful lot of beginning programmers to start out with.
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