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  1. Meaning of BASIC
  2. Versions of BASIC
  3. BASIC Character Set
  4. BASIC Statements


Meaning of BASIC

BASIC stands for Beginner All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. It is not only simple but also a very powerful high level programming language. It consists of statements written in English words and mathematical notation. It is written in a human understandable form. Its syntax is close to the natural way of solving some human problems.

The two professors, John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz developed the language in 1964 at Dartmouth College, USA, as means of teaching students a simple language for programming a computer.

Versions of BASIC

There are so many versions of BASI, namely;

(i) QBASIC (ii) T.BASIC (iii) V.BASIC  (iv) GWBASIC (v) Apple Soft BASIC (vi) BASICA – (BASIC ADVANCE)


Rules for BASIC Programming

  1. All expressions must be written in capital letters.
  2. First character must be alphabet
  3. BASIC statement or keyword must start with a line number.

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