|A constructive look at the Atari 2600 BASIC cartridge|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2018-04-18 22:03:17|
An older story - it's from 2015 - but fascinating nonetheless.
Honestly, I don't think the Atari 2600 BASIC has ever had a fair review. It's pretty much reviled as a horrible program, a horrible programming environment and practically useless. But I think that's selling it short. Yes, it's bad (and I'll get to that in a bit), but in using it for the past few days, there are some impressive features on a system where the RAM can't hold a full Tweet and half the CPU time is spent Racing The Beam. I'll get the bad out of the way first.
Okay, here's how this works.
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