Basic is a very powerful language as a tool for the novice programmer. Basic allows for a wide range of applications, and it has many versions. However, as long as the emphasis is on the techniques of programming and problem solving, the specific syntax is easy to follow.
Significant Language Features
Basic is a multi-platform language because many basic compilers use the same types of routines. Basic allows:
- Input from the keyboard
- Menu Driven Applications
- System Commands - These are words that make the system perform a specific task immediately.
- Structured Programming