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METAL v1.7a (metal-17a.hqx)

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From: Marin Saric
Subject: METAL v1.7a

METAL v1.7a is a 100% free extended BASIC language metacompiler.
This is the newest version as of 03/31/2001.
Visit for more information on METAL.

One of the fastest BASICs around, METAL (Meta Language) has a rich command
library that features:
- tight QuickTime(TM) integration
- amazingly fast Sprite System
- sound, graphics, speech, math, system and file I/O routines
- readily produces standalones
- extensive documentation (reference & on-line help)
- numerous examples for every type of use

METAL is used in scientific research around the globe (quick
calculations), in software development companies (for prototyping), in
K-12 and higher education and, of course, by the beginners who are trying
to enter the world of programming.

METAL v1.7a features vastly improved compiler stability, better editor, better help system, tremendously improved error reporting, new loop constructs, new constructs for other types of flow control, binary file I/O and 37 new commands.
Write to the author (Marin Saric) for any suggestions (there is a growing
wish-list), comments, bug-reports, questions, contact or anything else at:
Distribution: METAL is authorized for distribution on "free and public
software archives," computer magazines and Shareware/PD CDs priced at $15
or less. Everyone else, please contact the author for permission. Also,
the author recommends everyone planning the distribution to drop a note to
the author nevertheless.