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Atari Basic

Atari BASIC is a programming language for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers. It was released by Atari in 1979 as part of the Operating System (OS) ROMs, making it available on all machines without requiring additional hardware or purchases. The language is a variation of Microsoft BASIC and contains elements common to many early microcomputer dialects, including line numbers and simple variable types. Atari Basic enhanced the user interaction with its graphic modes directly embedded in its syntax, enabling easy graphics programming for video games and other applications on the system's unique hardware. Despite its simplicity compared to more advanced modern languages, Atari BASIC played an important role in introducing many users to computer programming during the personal computing boom of the late '70s and early '80s due to its integration into every machine from that era.

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