BASIC



BASIC

     Interprets a compatibility mode BASIC/V program. BASIC/V is not
part of the 900 Series HP 3000 Computer System Fundamental
Operating Software and must be purchased separately. (CM)

SYNTAX

     BASIC [commandfile][,[inputfile][,listfile]]

PARAMETERS

commandfile         Actual file designator of the source file or device
from which BASIC/V commands and statements are
input. This can be any ASCII input file. Formal
file designator is BASCOM. Default is $STDINX.

inputfile Actual file designator of the file containing data
input for a BASIC/V program. This can be any ASCII
input file. Formal file designator is BASIN.
Default is $STDINX.

listfile Actual file designator of the destination file for
the program listing and output. This can be any
ASCII output file. Formal file designator is
BASLIST. Default is $STDLIST.

NOTE

The formal file designators used in this command (BASCOM, BASIN, and
BASLIST) cannot be backreferenced as actual file designators in the
command parameter list. For further information, refer to the "IMPLICIT
FILE COMMANDS FOR SUBSYSTEMS" discussion of the MPE/iX FILE command.

USE

This command may be issued from a session, job, or program. It may not
be used in BREAK. Pressing [Break] suspends the execution of this
command. Entering RESUME continues the execution.

OPERATION

     The BASIC/V command is generally used for online programming
in BASIC/V, but it can also be used to interpret BASIC/V
programs submitted in batch mode. In batch mode, the BASIC/V
>EOD command is required after any data following the BASIC/V
>RUN command, or after the >RUN command itself if there is no data.

EXAMPLE(S)

     To enter commands and data from your standard input device,
with program listing and output transmitted to the standard
output device, enter

BASIC

You may also submit commands and data to the BASIC/V interpreter
through input files that you have stored on disk. Files created
using the EDITOR subsystem must be kept with the UNN (unnumbered)
option of the EDITOR subsystem's KEEP command. In this example,
BASIC/V interpreter commands and statements are submitted from the
command file MYCOMDS. The data that the program uses is stored in
the input file MYDATA. The program listing and output are written
to the file MYLIST.

BASIC MYCOMDS,MYDATA,MYLIST

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   BASICGO, BASICOMP, BASICPREP

Manuals :   BASIC/V Interpreter Manual (32103-90001)
            MPE Segmenter Reference Manual (32650-60026)