Re: And a spin from teh left and a spin from teh right

Robert S. Thau (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 18:16:54 -0500 (EST)

Kragen Sitaker writes:
> Using Apple's BASIC interpreter was always very different from using
> TRS-80 BASIC or MBASIC for CP/M, HDOS, or the built-in BASIC for the
> IBM PC -- all of which were very similar to one another.
> Also, I know Apple had a BASIC interpreter before 1977.
> Are you certain of your fact here?

There were two Basic interpreters available for early Apple ][s, of
which the Microsoft version was considered the more advanced.
(According to the Apple II history page at the more primitive one,
Integer Basic, was written by Wozniak directly in machine language ---
no assembler, raw hex).