HiSoft BASIC 2

BASIC Language Developement System

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HiSoft BASIC 2 is an advanced structured BASIC language development system. It is a MAJOR upgrade to the popular HiSoft Basic PRO with integrated multi-window editor, compiler, and source debugger. WB 1.3, 2.x, and 3.x support with AGA. Amiga BASIC compatible.

HiSoft BASIC 2 is the new BASIC for your Amiga. Fully compatible with all Amigas from Workbench 1.3 through 3.1, this version sets new standards for BASIC programmers with full AGA and Workbench 3 support. HiSoft BASIC 2 has undergone some exciting changes to become fully compliant with the Amiga Style Guide. Featuring a full multi-window integrated editor/compiler/debugging environment(under both 1.3 AND 2.x/3.x), HiSoft BASIC 2 provides unparalleled power and ease of use. Edit, compile, debug, and run your programs from the same friendly integrated environment. Also included are a new suite of professional development tools including a debugger with source code debugging capability and a compiler that eclipses HiSoft BASIC 1 in both speed and code generation.


The Editor

The HiSoft BASIC 2 editor is now Amiga Style guide compliant, multi-windowed, and fully user configurable. Designed specifically for programmers, its features include:

Full integrated environment, compile, debug, and run programs from the editor.

Multi-Windowed editor, Full Workbench 2 and 3 support

Bookmarks, Mouse block marking, Font sensitive menus

Powerful Macro capabilities

Workbench 2.0 style editor under Workbench 1.3!

Standard keyboard shortcuts, Fully user configurable

The Debugger

New is the powerful debugger MonAM to help you find problems in your source code. Single step through compiled code while viewing corresponding BASIC source code. Use line numbers while debugging and set various types of breakpoints including conditional and count breakpoints.

The Compiler

HiSoft BASIC 2 also includes a new compiler for both improved speed and code generation. Over twice as fast as its predecessor and even faster with pre-tokenized files.

Multi-tasking friendly dynamic heaps. Your program will automatically expand its heap as required for strings and arrays!

bmap files are supplied for WB 3.1 so you have access to all of the new features of the OS. These are backward compatible.

bh and .bc files are supplied through WB 3.1 so you don't have to look up structure offsets in the ROM Kernel manuals.

TAGLIST statement makes calling new OS functions easy

Improved control over libraries. Devices, resources, etc. can now be called directly from BASIC

Amiga.Lib functions fully supported, Full AGA support.

Link in Devpac 3 Assembly and SAS/C functions!

Many new functions, statements, and libraries provided

The system and its compiled code works on 68000 to 68040

Programs are compatible with all version of the OS from 1.3 to 3.1. Some new facilities are restricted under WB 1.3


HiSoft BASIC 2 comes with 640 pages of documentation including an extensive tutorial section. In addition to the documentation covering the use of the package, there are detailed programming examples on how to save and load IFF graphic files, Datatypes, Gadtools gadgets and menus, task and multi-tasking programming issues, playing IFF sounds and more.

HiSoft BASIC 2 is compatible with all Amigas from Workbench 1.3 through 3.1 and requires a minimum of 1 Mb of memory and 1 floppy drive. We do recommend more memory and a hard drive for advanced program development. Supplied on a compressed disk, the package requires 3 blank disks or 1.3 Mb of free space on your hard drive.

With lots of examples, Hisoft BASIC 2 is the perfect beginners language, but has all the power

Upgrades from any previous version of HiSoft Basic 1, Professional, or Power Basic are available. Upgrade orders should be accompanied by a Xerox copy of your original HiSoft Basic disk.

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