Microsoft Has Now Open-Source Their GW-BASIC Code From 1983 For Historical Purposes

This Microsoft BASIC interpreter is written in Assembly, to no surprise considering the vintage of the software. But Microsoft did push this code through a translator in order to make use of newer x86 ISA capabilities. As such, the code being open-sourced is that derived from their original source code.

See Microsoft Open-Sources GW-BASIC | Windows Command Line

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We are excited to announce the open-sourcing of Microsoft GW-BASIC on GitHub! Yes, seriously 😀 Why? Since re-open-sourcing MS-DOS 1.25 & 2.0 on GitHub last year, we’ve received numerous requests to also open-source Microsoft BASIC. Well, here we are! 😁 The Source These sources,

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