A very-Tiny BASIC interpreter

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monsonite
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A very-Tiny BASIC interpreter

Post by monsonite » 01 Aug 2019, 16:47

Hi All,

This BASIC interpreter was featured on Hackaday on 31-7-19 and at 512 bytes long is carefully tailored to fit into a boot sector.

Whilst written in 8088 assembly language and has a very limited command set, it shows what can be done with very minimal resources.

Anybody interested in Tiny languages, may get some ideas how implementation can be done for a very small interpreter.

The 8088 perhaps has the advantage that it natively performs 16-bit arithmetic - but arguably so does the vCPU ;)

It's listed here on Github https://github.com/nanochess/bootBASIC/ ... /basic.lst

regards

Ken

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