Is there a good BASIC compiler for ubuntu?

Alexandre Franke alexandre.franke at
Sun Mar 12 21:09:54 UTC 2006

On 3/12/06, Alan McKinnon <alan at> wrote:
> > As far as I know, BASIC is not a compiled language, but rather an
> > interpreted one. So I guess that it is an interpreter you are
> > looking for.
> Not quite. Languages are not inherently compiled or interpreted. It's
> the environment they run it that determines that.
> There's no reason why BASIC can't be compiled (other than no sane
> programmer would consider doing it)

Yeah I know, even shellscript, python and such can be compiled :-)
What I meant was "in its usual use".
That's funny because last week I just explained one friend at my
university that any language ("yeah even html !") can/could be
compiled ;-)

Alexandre Franke
GNU/Linux user #390077

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