BASIC Programming/Beginning BASIC/Your First Program
Many texts written about programming languages show you a sample program at the beginning of the lesson to help get your feet wet. That is, to become familiar with the syntax and layout of that language. This book is no exception. This sample program will display the text "Hello, world!" to your screen.
Program Examples edit
Example One (FreeBASIC)
10 CLS 20 INPUT " Enter Your Name ", X 30 PRINT X = " YOUR NAME" 40 END
- CLS stands for 'Clear Screen' and erases everything in the Command Prompt.
- PRINT displays everything in between the quotations.
- INPUT gives input and tell what to do.
- END marks the end of the program (explained later in functions.)
External Links edit
Wikipedia's article on Hello World