Is there a good BASIC compiler for ubuntu?

Duncan Anderson duncangareth at
Mon Mar 13 14:20:30 UTC 2006

On Sunday, 12 March 2006 19:28, Alexandre Franke wrote:
> On 3/12/06, CJ Kelley <debian_i386 at> wrote:
> > I am still pretty new to programming and am starting to become very
> > proficient in the BASIC language. I dont know very much of C++, other
> > then how to get the computer to display a line of text. So my question
> > is, is there a good BASIC compiler out there that will work under Ubuntu
> > Linux?
> 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.
> In this page you'll find some BASIC interpreters:
> However, I wouldn't recommend using BASIC. Why did you choose this
> language? Someone told you to do so? Maybe python will be better for
> your needs.

For your information, there have been BASIC compilers almost as long as there 
have been BASIC interpreters. (That's not to say I recommend it. :-))


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