BASIC, short for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, is a programming language often accused of setting back the cause of programming further than anything else in the history of computing before Clippy...

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BASIC in Tcl


“It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.”
- Edsger Dijkstra