BASIC vs Python

Peter Hickman peter at
Fri Dec 17 07:20:32 EST 2004

Gerhard Haering wrote:
> IIRC BASIC does have a portable language definition:
> ANSI BASIC, which is the old crap with GOTO and GOSUB that nobody in
> their right mind would want to use nowadays ...

True, I forgot about that. The nearest to portable I have seen is Bywater Basic. 
At least it is written in C and can be ported to most machines. However it is 
still old school - though less so than ANSI BASIC.

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