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Norton QBASIC book

Post by TuLithu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:40 pm

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?

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Post by bongomeno » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:08 pm

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.
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Post by burger2227 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:06 pm

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Thanks...

Post by TuLithu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:52 am

I will check out those books. One question though: how different is quickBASIC from QBASIC? Thanks for replying.

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Post by bongomeno » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:51 am

QuickBasic was released first as a compiler.
QBasic was released later just as an interpreter.
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Post by TuLithu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:07 am

So all the commands are the same then.

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Post by bongomeno » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm

yes, although you will find a few more commands/features in QuickBasic, which is also faster.
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Post by iamdenteddisk » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:09 pm

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!

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Post by burger2227 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:07 am

You can use the Qbasic keywords listed in the QB64 WIKI. Link is in my signature.
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