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Old 22nd February 2017
gpatrick gpatrick is offline
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is "NOT" a real programming language.
That is not true. There has been commercial software for general ledgers, payroll, accounts receivable, utilities industry, beverage industry, shipping, you name it and it probably has been programmed in BASIC.

I also wouldn't categorize it as "dead" as a lot of people like to say, because that would mean it doesn't have any life. Just because it is the in vogue language today like Javascript, Python, Java, doesn't qualify it as not relevant. As long as one person still uses BASIC, then it has life and a purpose, and it is relevant to you.

The operating systems I still use today are OS/2 and Plan 9, and I still use REXX as language. Others consider them dead, but they are useful to me.
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