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blassic (BASIC interpreter)

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.

Blassic ships with many example programs, which are installed in

There is no documentation on the Blassic language included in the
package. Full docs can be found on

Blassic development seems to have stopped in January of 2010. This
build is for the last stable release, 0.10.3. However, there was a
'preliminary' 0.11 release, with some new features but also with
known issues. If you want to try this version, you can build it
with this script:

- Download the source:
- Check its md5sum. Should be ee81716bc75bd5d3405cb6dc8ef34615.
- Run the script with VERSION= in the environment.

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: basic
ChangeLog: blassic


Source Downloads:
blassic-0.10.3.tgz (d9188387a84d2e5dd8b2cbef1704de3d)

Download SlackBuild:
blassic.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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