CBASIC 1.x

Digital Research CBASIC is a BASIC implementation that "compiles" basic code in to interpreted byte code that is run using a royalty-free runtime. BASIC source code is not needed to run a program. CBASIC was a popular programming language under CP/M. There were also versions for MS-DOS.

It featured 14-digit binary-coded decimal (BCD) math which eliminated MBASIC's rounding errors that were sometimes troublesome for accounting.

Later Compiler versions (CB80 and CB86) could compile to native machine code. Later versions also included support for GSX graphics extensions.


Release notes

Manuals are on bitsavers: http://bitsavers.org/pdf/digitalResearch/cb80/

Product type
DevTool
Vendor
Digital Research
Release date
1981
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
Text
Platform
CPM
Download count
2 (0 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Digital Research CBASIC-86 1.3 for CPM-86 1.3 for CPM-86 English 79.48KB 0
Digital Research CBASIC-86 1.4 for CPM-86 [TI Professional Computer r1.3] (1983) (5.25-320k) 1.4 for CPM-86 [TIPC r1.3] English 348.11KB 0

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