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Locomotive Basic

Locomotive BASIC is a programming language for the Amstrad CPC series of 8-bit home computers. This dialect of Microsoft BASIC was developed by Locomotive Software and released in 1985 alongside the launch of the Amstrad CPC464. Featuring direct access to hardware functions through machine code or ROM calls, it allowed for more advanced game development and applications on the platform. Locomotive BASIC was later succeeded by more complex languages like C and Pascal but played an important role in shaping early developers' understanding of computer science principles on affordable home machines.

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