BBASIC



BBASIC

     Starts execution of the  HP Business BASIC/V interpreter in
Compatibility Mode. HP Business BASIC/V is not part of the 900
Series HP 3000 Computer system Fundamental Operating Software and
must be purchased separately. (CM)

SYNTAX

     BBASIC [commandfile][,[inputfile][,listfile]]

PARAMETERS

commandfile         Actual file designator of the source file or device
from which BBASIC 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 BBASIC 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
BASOUT. Default is $STDLIST.

NOTE

The formal file designators used in this command (BASCOM, BASIN, and
BASOUT) 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 BBASIC 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 >EXIT or >:: command is required as the last
statement in the command file. HP Business BASIC/V has its
own online HELP facility.

EXAMPLE(S)

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

BBASIC

You may also submit commands and data to the BBASIC
interpreter through input files that you have stored on
disk. Files created using the EDITOR must be kept with the
UNN (unnumbered) option of the editor'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.

BBASIC MYCOMDS,MYDATA,MYLIST

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Commands:   BBASICGO, BBASICOMP, BBASICPREP

Manuals :   HP Business BASIC/XL Reference Manual (32715-60001)