Well, what else was I going to do? This works and that means I think BINSIC does too. It’s not quite a fully functional BASIC – try as I might I cannot get `GOTO`

or even `GOSUB`

to work inside loops (though I might do better if plough on with the `GOSUB`

stuff), but I’ll hopefully launch it all tomorrow evening.

10 REM Game of Life 20 PRINT "Conway's Game of Life" 30 PRINT "Copyright Adrian McMenamin, 2012" 35 PRINT "adrianmcmenamin@gmail.com" 40 PRINT "Licensed under the GPL version 3" 50 DIM A(48, 70) 60 DIM B$(24) 70 PRINT "Please enter your pattern" 75 PRINT " - up to 24 lines of 70 characters" 80 FOR I = 1 TO 24 90 INPUT B$(I) 95 LET T = 0 97 IF B$(I) = "DONE" THEN LET T = 1 98 IF T = 1 THEN LET B$(I) = "" 100 IF T = 1 THEN GOTO 150 110 PRINT B$(I) 120 NEXT I 150 REM Parse Input 160 LET P = 0 170 LET G = 0 175 LET Y = 0 177 LET Q = 0 180 FOR Y = 1 TO 24 190 LET Z = LEN B$(Y) 210 IF Z = 0 THEN NEXT Y 220 FOR Q = 1 TO Z 222 LET A(Y, Q) = 0 225 IF MID$(B$(Y), Q, 1) = " " THEN LET A(Y + 24, Q) = 0 230 IF MID$(B$(Y), Q, 1) <> " " THEN LET A(Y, Q) = 1 232 IF MID$(B$(Y), Q, 1) <> " " THEN LET A(Y + 24, Q) = 1 234 IF MID$(B$(Y), Q, 1) <> " " THEN LET P = P + 1 240 NEXT Q 250 FOR Q = Z + 1 TO 70 260 LET A(Y, Q) = 0 265 LET A(Y + 24, Q) = 0 270 NEXT Q 280 NEXT Y 300 REM Display Map 310 PRINT 320 PRINT 330 PRINT 340 PRINT "Generation ", G, " Population is ", P 350 FOR M = 1 TO 24 355 PRINT 360 FOR N = 1 TO 70 370 IF A(M + 24, N) = 1 THEN PRINT "*"; 375 IF A(M + 24, N) <> 1 THEN PRINT " "; 380 NEXT N 390 NEXT M 400 REM Map next generation 410 FOR M = 1 TO 24 420 FOR N = 1 TO 70 430 LET A(M, N) = 0 440 IF M + 1 < 25 AND A(M + 25, N) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 450 IF M - 1 > 0 AND A(M + 23, N) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 460 IF N + 1 < 71 AND A(M + 24, N + 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 470 IF N - 1 > 0 AND A(M + 24, N - 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 480 IF M - 1 > 0 AND N - 1 > 0 AND A(M + 23, N - 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 490 IF M - 1 > 0 AND N + 1 < 71 AND A(M + 23, N + 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 500 IF M + 1 < 25 AND N - 1 > 0 AND A(M + 25, N - 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 510 IF M + 1 < 25 AND N + 1 < 71 AND A(M + 25, N + 1) = 1 THEN LET A(M, N) = A(M, N) + 1 520 NEXT N 530 NEXT M 540 LET P = 0 600 FOR M = 1 TO 24 610 FOR N = 1 TO 70 611 LET ZZ = 0 612 LET SC = A(M, N) 612 IF A(M + 24, N) = 1 THEN LET ZZ = 1 613 LET RES = 0 614 IF ZZ = 0 AND SC = 3 THEN LET RES = 1 615 IF ZZ = 1 AND (SC = 2 OR SC = 3) THEN LET RES = 1 616 LET A(M + 24, N) = RES 617 LET P = P + RES 650 NEXT N 660 NEXT M 700 PAUSE 50000 800 LET G = G + 1 900 GOTO 310