Tiny Basic again

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Mar 16 13:43:00 1999

> I did a search of the net for Tiny Basic and only found
> references to the history of Tiny Basic and some site
> that had something called Tiny Basic that was only 7K!
> I guess they missed the point, it ain't tiny unless it
> is smaller than 2K. Lets get real, 7K is only 1K smaller
> than 8K which is a standard sized basic.

Heck, "standard sized BASIC" came in 4K, 8K, and 12K variants.
IIRC, those were the memory sizes needed to run them and still
have at least a small amount of memory left over for your

But yes, if 7K is considered "Tiny BASIC", I should write a
6K "Miniscule BASIC"!

I guess it's just a symptom of the general software inflation that has
occurred. Everything has become bloated and inefficient.

That "Tiny BASIC" isn't written in C++, by any chance? :-)
Received on Tue Mar 16 1999 - 13:43:00 GMT

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