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BBC Basic

since 1981 (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1981)

BBC BASIC is a programming language, developed in 1981 as a native programming language for the MOS Technology 6502 based Acorn BBC Micro home/personal computer, mainly by Sophie Wilson. It is a version of the BASIC programming language adapted for a U.K. computer literacy project of the BBC.

BBC BASIC, based on the older Atom BASIC (for the Acorn Atom), extended traditional BASIC with named procedures and functions, REPEAT-UNTIL loops, and IF-THEN-ELSE structures inspired by COMAL. The interpreter also included powerful statements for controlling the BBC Micro's four-channel sound output and its high-resolution graphics display.

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BitWise
fuzzyman
AndyC
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jtauber
adders
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BitWise - 13 years
fuzzyman - 9 years
AndyC - 4 years
ntoll - 7 years
nimasmi - 34 years
jorjun - 2 years
jtauber - 2 years
adders - 11 years
parsley72 - 6 years
morgs - 6 years
tartley - 1 years
drakkos - 3 years
jamesotron - 4 years
xhae - 7 years
GordyBrow - 8 years
1981–1993
I loved my BBC but my wife said it had to go when I got my first IBM PC. Twenty years later I bought one back on eBay!
1982–1990
1982–1985
Only reason I stopped using it is because I moved on to BBC Pascal
1983–1989
Cut my teeth with BBC Basic. Lots of fond memories of the language and the code. Like @jtauber I spent much of my time playing Elite ;-)
1984–1985
Fun making animated graphics and very simple games. Sometimes accompanied by noise :p !
1984–
I remember in reception class at primary school showing the teacher how we could change the text colour in our story.
1985–1986
A neighbour had a BBC Micro. I mostly played Elite on it but did do a bit of coding.
1985–1995
my first programming language at junior school. Used to spend ages typing thousands of lines of codes from books. Kids have it easy these days.
1985–1990
My secondary school had BBC B's, although they later upgraded to BBC Masters. I wrote a matrix calculator for my O-level Computer Science practical.
1986–1991
I fondly remember my Model B with 100K floppies. I had a Siemens drive that would let you flip them over and use the other side - dual index sensors etc. Got started with BBC Basic by typing in program listings from old magazines...
1987
1988–1990
Used to play about with it in primary school.
1990–1993
We had BBC micros when I started at high school. She was the only girl at school who would talk to me.
1992–1999
Really early foray into the world of programming. I was too young for this. It only lasted that number of years because they were still kicking about when I reached high school. It was still fun to mess around with it then.
1992–1998

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