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Writing programs in BASIC ? Answered

What do you save a text document as if you are writing a program in BASIC?

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NachoMahma

Best Answer 8 years ago

.  If you mean the BASIC code (as text), then try steveastrouk's *.bas. If that doesn't work, RTFM for your interpreter/compiler.
.  If you mean a text data file, I'd go with *.txt, but it doesn't really matter - you can use whatever you like. If you use *.txt you will be able to double-click on the file and it will open in Notepad (or whatever text editor is set as your default).

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rickharris

8 years ago

It doesn't matter if you save it as a text file as BASIC is an interpreted language so every time the programme is run it will re interprete the code from your text.

Most BASICS ise .BAS automatically but a .TXT (Text) file will be OK and you can cut and past the code back in if you need to.

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steveastrouk

8 years ago

Depends on your compiler or interpreter. In GWbasic we used to save them as .BAS files