Few languages have been as popular over the years as BASIC. Until about a decade ago, almost every programmer cut his teeth learning BASIC. Indeed,
the name itself came from Beginner's All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. If you've had BASIC training, can you find a familiar flavor that runs
under Linux? Because it is not enough to find a good BASIC language implementation for Linux; one must find a BASIC language variant that approximates
the style of BASIC to which you are accustomed.
July 3, 2003