Computers have three basic abilities: they can calculate, make decision, and communicate. Calculation is probably the easiest to program. Most of the rules of mathematics are familiar for us. Decision making is not too difficult, since the rules of logic are relatively few, even if you don't know them too well yet.
Communication is the most complex, because it involves the least exacting set of rules. This is not an oversight in the design of computers.
The simples form of output in BASIC is the
CHR$) of 13. A complete table of these codes is contained
in Appendix C.
There are two functions in the BASIC language that work with the
TAB positions the cursor on
the given position from the left edge of the screen,
moves the cursor right a given number of spaces from the current
Punctuation marks in the
;) separates two
items without any spaces in between. If it is the last thing on a line,
the cursor remains after the last thing
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