This is a BBC BASIC program I wrote on my PC using ‘old BASIC’ style programming language statements, which uses Line Numbers/etc.
I do well recall writing loads of programs using both Line Numbers, and, GOTO statements. Thank goodness, then, for modern programming practice where these are no longer needed, anymore.
More info., and, where you can download a FREE copy of the BBC BASIC programming language from can be found here…
In the old days, I never actually owned a BBC computer before; but, I did own…
→ Commode 64 – BASIC
→ TRS 80 Color Computer II – Microsoft BASIC
→ Atari 520 STFM – FASTBASIC/StosBASIC
→ PSION Organizer XPII – OPL/Organizer Programming Language, which was very BASIC-like
→ PSION Series 3a – OPL
…and, on all of these machines I used some form of BASIC programming language. In college I remember using…
→ ZX81 – BASIC
→ RM Nimbus – BASIC
→ BBC – BBC BASIC
…and, at work, I used…
→ IBM PC – BASICA
MY HISTORY OF USING THE BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
BASIC, was my 1st true programming language; in that I learned it in depth; and, used it the most frequently of all other programming languages; and, indeed, still do.
I very quickly discovered that your 1st programming language grows on you to become a ‘habit’; you tend to view all other programming languages you encounter learning thereafter in direct comparison with the one which you did originally learn, first.