Ed Liss' BASIC360 Interpreter


Ed Liss has contributed this BASIC interpreter written in PL/I.  From the comments in the source, it was a student project that he resurrected from an archive after 42 years to make available to the Hercules/MVS community.

Update 06/10/2022: Ed sent me an updated installation archive, with instructions, to bring BASIC360 to version 3.3.1. The updated version contains new, very detailed instructions for using BASIC360, as well as a complete manual.

Download the archive ../downloads/archives/BASIC360 V3.3.1.zip [MD5: c8e2862ef559e2982d6febd446d9fe9d], which contains an AWS tape image, instructions and jobstream to reload the datasets, and PDF documents containing detailed instructions, a BASIC360 manual, and sample programs.  The jobstream may require modification for your system.

** Note ** You do not need to install BASIC360 if you have installed SYSCPK, because BASIC360 is already installed on SYSCPK.

Output from a run of the BASIC10 jobstream, the sample BASIC program runs, may be viewed here: basic10.pdf.

I hope that you have found my instructions useful.  If you have questions that I can answer to help expand upon the information I have included here, please don't hesitate to send them to me:

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This page was last updated on June 10, 2022.