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Norton QBASIC book

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:40 pm
by TuLithu
I saw on Amazon that there is a Norton book about QBASIC. Does anyone know if this is a good book? How thorough is it, and what topics does it cover?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:08 pm
by bongomeno
I cannot say too much about the book as I haven't read it. What I can say is that it is always a good idea to have books for the languages that you use and study as a reference. On the other hand, sites like this, mine, and many others have enough information and links for you to learn more than you ever could with any book on the market.

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:06 pm
by burger2227


Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:52 am
by TuLithu
I will check out those books. One question though: how different is quickBASIC from QBASIC? Thanks for replying.

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:51 am
by bongomeno
QuickBasic was released first as a compiler.
QBasic was released later just as an interpreter.

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:07 am
by TuLithu
So all the commands are the same then.

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm
by bongomeno
yes, although you will find a few more commands/features in QuickBasic, which is also faster.

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:09 pm
by iamdenteddisk
I have a almost mint but read (no lost pages) copy of "BASICs for Dos" Garry Cornel 3769 circa 1992
which covers both beginner and intermediate for all IBM/MS basics up to 4.5 it brings you upto introduction of ASM and interrupts in QB which is where it ends.

I would be willing to separate with it for IDK $10.. if anyone needs. now I am using qb64 and have reached an advanced level so I don't really need it but for nostalgia purposes..

good basic manuals in descent shape are hard to find any more. I have a full range of them from commie 16 apple IIc cobol pascal..etc to if anyone is into retro collecting. I just realize I don't need them any more..

will trade for ti86 calculators also!

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:07 am
by burger2227
You can use the Qbasic keywords listed in the QB64 WIKI. Link is in my signature.