BASIC-256 is an easy to use open source version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming. It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto, which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works.
A built-in graphics mode lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of easy-to-follow tutorials introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.
BASIC-256 programs consist of a series of statements separated by newlines, which are executed in order. A line may optional begin with a label followed without a space with a colon to be used as a destination of a goto, gosub, or onerror.
- Beautify code.
- Support for “real” functions and subroutines.