[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Re: Let me introduce myself

Russell Flowers coffeecircle at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 1 15:16:11 EST 2006

--- James the Animal Tamer <emucompboy at yahoo.com>

> --- In ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com, Diego Barizo
> <diegoba at ...> wrote:
> >
> > Remember that CoCo Basic is 95% compatible with
> QBasic/GWBasic.
> > That means that with just a little rework his
> programs will run and 
> > compile on a PC,
> > Can a Commodore do that ???? ;-) :-P
> In a fair comparison, the Commodore should do just
> as well as the 
> CoCo.  Commodore BASIC is Microsoft version 2 BASIC
> -- the only 
> differences I can think of at the moment is that the
> INKEY$ keyword got 
> replaced with something else, and EXEC got replaced
> with SYS.
I don't know... IIRC, most C64 BASIC listings were
full of "special characters" that you got through
various key combinations. Remember all those graphics
characters on the sides of the keys?

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