Commodore BASIC is a historical programming language created in 1977. Commodore BASIC, also known as PET BASIC, is the dialect of the BASIC programming language used in Commodore International's 8-bit home computer line, stretching from the PET of 1977 to the C128 of 1985. The core was based on 6502 Microsoft BASIC, and as such it shares many characteristics with other 6502 BASICs of the time, such as Applesoft BASIC. Commodore licensed BASIC from Microsoft on a "pay once, no royalties" basis after Jack Tramiel turned down Bill Gates' offer of a $3 per unit fee, stating, "I'm already married," and would pay no more than $25,000 for a perpetual license.. Read more on Wikipedia...
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- Commodore BASIC first appeared in 1977
- See also: basic, microsoft-basic, applesoft-basic, simons-basic, graphics-basic
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Last updated December 4th, 2019