[Slackbuilds-users] X11Basic - testers required if you please

Nick Warne nick at linicks.net
Thu Mar 13 22:25:34 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Bare with me:

If you are old enough and remember the Atari ST there was a great 
programming language called 'GFA Basic' (I coded my own word processor 
and file manager [amongst other things] in it many years ago).

First of, it was a BASIC type, but it was so powerful you could do 
almost anything as fast as today's C type languages.

Anyway, following on from this thread in a crossword forum I frequent:


I wondered about GFA basic - a search reveals:


It takes a bit of sussing out how to build on Slack 14.1, and I am 
looking to do a build for the community.

But first I need to find out a few things.

I knocked up a quick X11Basic program that finds factors of numbers 
(attached factors.bas [text file]) and also the interim converted file 
to compile as a native ELF binary that can be compiled with GCC 
(attached, factors.c [text file BYTECODE text]).

X11Basic also has a tool that can build this as a static binary, so you 
shouldn't need X11Basic at all.

Here is my request.

Can anybody here be willing to test the static binary so I know it does 
work?  I can't ask anybody else, as I don't know anybody else that runs 
GNU/Linux except on the Internet...

If you do, I can mail it [factors_static.gz 463K ~ gunzipped 1.1M].


"A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation."
FSF Associate Member 5508
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'double Ctrl+C to exit
print "Input a number to factorize"
input f
for a = 1 to sqr(f)
if floor(f/a)=(f/a)
print c*2;":";a;"x";(f/a)
inc c
next a
if c=2
print f;" is a prime"
goto again
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