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Chipmunk Basic is a freeware old-fashioned Basic Interpreter, accelerated
for the PowerMac, yet still compatible with old 68k Macs running System 6.
Features include support for a simple sprite graphics engine, sound,
MacinTalk speech, MacTCP, AppleScript, Drag&Drop and OOP programming.

Every personal computer should come with a simple, easy to learn, programming
language. Chipmunk Basic was my contribution for the very first PowerMacs.
Chipmunk Basic only comes with a man page and a quick reference to the
Mac specific functions. The language is mostly compatible with books on
programming in BASIC that were written between around 1978 and 1990.
This version is a both bug fix and new feature release. It is still free
for educational and non-commercial distribution and use (but only for those
who don't believe that using the BASIC language causes brain damage. :-)

Permission is granted to include this version of Chipmunk Basic on CD-ROM
compendiums of the Info-Mac and UMich archives. Please replace older
versions of Chipmunk Basic that are in the archives with this version.
Please make sure that any redistribution includes the documentation.

Please send bug reports to . Updates and docs
are at the Chipmunk Basic Home Page .

Shortened version history:
Version 3.3.2: fixed sprite turn bug, added Quicktime midi sound
Version 3.3.7: fixed integer rounding; added "COM3:" to use serial driver
Version 3.4.8: added matrix ops, changed precedence of "not" operator,
fixed memory leaks, fixed nested if-then & select-case bugs
Version 3.5.2: fixed bbedit bbxt. fixed print using. fixed file save.
Version 3.5.3: fixed SFPutFile return name, file creator.
Version 3.5.6: fixed while/wend exit bug. added PowerMac tcp. msgbox.

* Chipmunk Basic is Copyright 1998 by Ronald H. Nicholson, Jr.
* Permission to use, copy and distribute this software without fee
* for non-commercial or educational purposes is hereby granted,
* provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies,
* and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice with
* the following disclaimer appear in the supporting documentation.
* This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
* WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND; not even the implied warranty of