Paul Maden

20 GOTO 10 - BASIC Programming for Dummies

Do you remember the days when computer programming was actually fun? The joys of BBC BASIC, the GOSUB and RETURN commands, realising you've not planned ahead and need to RENUMBER to fit in that extra PRINT statement?

Me neither, but I bet you do remember “20 GOTO 10”, the concluding part of arguably the most puerile program known to man.

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  • Acorn Electron bell
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  • Power Software Joystick Interface
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  • BASIC
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  • >10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD!";
  • >20 GOTO 10
  • >BORING!
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  • Mistake