QuickBASIC

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Microsoft QuickBASIC (QB) was an entry level compiler and later a programming environment for IBM PC compatible machines running DOS. QBasic from MS-DOS or PC DOS versions 5.0 is a small subset of QuickBASIC missing all compiler features.

Versions

DOS
  • Aug 1985: QuickBASIC 1.00
  • Jan 1986: QuickBASIC 1.01
  • Feb 1986: QuickBASIC 1.02
  • Aug 1986: QuickBASIC 2.00 - integrated editor, EGA graphics support
  • Jan 1987: QuickBASIC 2.01
  • Apr 1987: QuickBASIC 3.00 - integrated simple debugging features
  • Oct 1987: QuickBASIC 4.00 - threaded p-code interpreter, inter-language calling
  • Feb 1988: QuickBASIC 4.00a - only included with Microsoft BASIC Compiler Version 6.00
  • May 1988: QuickBASIC 4.00b - also included with Microsoft BASIC Compiler Version 6.00b
  • Oct 1988: QuickBASIC 4.50 - new help system
Apple Macintosh
  • 1988: QuickBASIC 1.00 for Macintosh - System 6 required

Publications

  • Douglas Hergert: Microsoft QuickBasic - Microsoft Press 1987, ISBN 0-914845-99-3
  • John Clark Craig: Microsoft QuickBasic Programmer's Toolbox - Microsoft Press 1988, ISBN 1-55615-127-6
  • Kris Jamsa: Microsoft QuickBasic: Programmer's Quick Reference - Microsoft Press 1989, ISBN 1-55615-204-3
  • Douglas Hergert: Microsoft QuickBasic (third edition) - Microsoft Press 1989, ISBN 1-55615-236-1
  • Halvorson; Rygmyr: Learn Basic Now - Microsoft Press 1990, ISBN 1-55615-240-X
  • Mitchell Waite: The Waite Group's Microsoft QuickBasic Bible - Microsoft Press 1990, ISBN 1-55615-262-0
  • Ethan Winer: PC Magazine BASIC Techniques and Utilities - Ziff-Davis Press 1991, ISBN 1-56276-008-4

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