A New RAD environment for Linux

The programming language BASIC, which is an acronym for Beginner's All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, was created in the 1960s. Since then many derived flavours of BASIC compilers were developed. It became a popular programming language among home users when IBM shipped their personal computers in the 1980s with a built-in ROM-BASIC interpreter. MS-DOS later included the QBasic interpreter, a simplified version of it's big brother QuickBASIC.

BASICstudio is being developed entirely with FreeBASIC, an open-source compiler created by Andre Victor in 2004. It supports BASIC dialects very close or equal to MS-QuickBASIC. BASICstudio will use the FreeBASIC compiler also in its RAD environment, which currently targets Linux and the GTK+ toolkit.

BASICstudio is currently in development.

Some code written for the project can be downloaded below. Be sure to read the MLGPL license that applies to the source code. Or download the text version.


Be sure to read the instructions! You need the language/styles in order to get syntax highlighting. The editor may not work at all without them.

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