Version 01.74 Release Notes

Release date: 4/16/2013

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Special Note

Virtually all the coding for this release was done by Marc Sammartano, The manual updates were done by
Michael Leavitt.


Print (and Text.Writeln and BT.Write) with no parameters prints (writes) a newline.

Problems Fixed.

Known Problem Not Fixed

The Android 4.2 OS has caused the BASIC! EXIT command do not function properly in many cases. Often executing the EXIT command causes BASIC! to get stuck in the Editor from which you can do nothing. Your only solution to getting BASIC! running again is to use the Android "Settings" Application to "Force Stop" BASIC!. A bug notice has been filed with Android OS team. So far, after several weeks, they have not responded.

Reference Manuals

On line, HTML version: De_Re_BASIC!.htm

Downloadable PDF:  De Re BASIC!.pdf

Downloadable Word Document: De_Re_BASIC!.docx

German Version PDF: Basic!-Deutsch.pdf

Download this Version of BASIC!

You can download this version of BASIC! here.

Download BASIC! Source code.

Be sure to read and understand the Distribution License before downloading the source code.

The BASIC! source code for this version is available here.

The source code is delivered in a zip file. Unpacking it produces a folder that contains an Eclipse IDE project.

The instructions for setting up the Eclipse development environment can be found in here.

Building A Stand Alone Application

A BASIC! user, Nicolas Mougin, has created an automated tool for generating stand alone applications. This tool can be downloaded here

If you have any questions or problems with this tool you can contact Mr. Mougin and other users of the tool at the BASIC! forum in this thread:

I recommend that you use this tool. However, if you choose to not use this tool, the original  instructions for building a stand alone application can be found in Appendix D of De Re Basic

The BASIC! source code needed to build a stand alone application from this version of BASIC! is available here.


You can contact me at


Interact with the developer of BASIC! and other BASIC! users on the BASIC! Users' Forum at:

BASIC! users are now taking an active part in the actual development of BASIC! by modifying the BASIC! source code. This is in addition to BASIC! forum users whose suggestions for enhancements have been valuable to all BASIC! users.

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