Blassic 0.10.0 review

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Blassic is a classic Basic interpreter

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 343K
Developer: Juli?n Albo
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Blassic is a classic Basic interpreter. The line numbers are mandatory, and it has PEEK & POKE. The main goal is to execute programs written in old interpreters, even those that use peculiar control flow constructs or automodifiable code.

However, it can be used as a scripting language, and has some not-so-classic instructions. It has graphics modes that are compatible with some classic systems and user defined.

What's New in This Release:
There are problems using some versions of gcc on some platforms. In case Blassic core dumps on exiting or when a program has an error, compile it using -O0
The regular expression functions are not supported under windows.
The bidirectional POPEN may or may not work on windows depending on the windows version used.
Now configure admits several options: --disable-graphics to compile without graphics support and --disable-curses to compile without curses nor ncurses. In the last case, CLS, LOCATE and other instructions when used in text mode are silently ignored. In the
former, trying to enter in graphics mode generates an error. If curses is enabled, first ncurses is tested, if not available curses is used instead. The --disable-ncurses option skips the ncurses test and uses always curses.
When configuring for unix/linux, using --without-x has the same effect as --disable-graphics. For windows is ignored.
Several scripts to call configure are provided, see the do_conf* files.

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