The below description has been extracted directly from the official PureBasic website.

Win ide

PureBasic Windows IDE (v4.40)

Official Description Edit

PureBasic is a native 32/64 bit programming language based on established BASIC rules. The key features of PureBasic are portability (Windows, Linux, MacOSX and AmigaOS are currently supported), the production of very fast and highly optimized executables and, of course, the very simple BASIC syntax. PureBasic has been created for the beginner and expert alike. We have put a lot of effort into its realization to produce a fast, reliable sysstem friendly language.

In spite of its beginner-friendly syntax, the possibilities are endless with PureBasic's advanced features such as pointers, structures, procedures, dynamically linked lists and much more. Experienced coders will have no problem gaining access to any of the legal OS structures or API objects and PureBasic even allows inline ASM.

The main features of PureBasic

  • Huge set of internal commands (1100+) to quickly and easily build any application or game
  • All BASIC keywords are supported
  • Very fast compiler which creates highly optimized executables
  • No external DLLs, runtime interpreter or anything else required when creating executables
  • Procedure support for structured programming with local and global variables.
  • Full unicode support
  • Access to full OS API for advanced programmers
  • Easy but very fast 2D game support through dedicated libraries (DirectX, SDL, ...)
  • Easy and high quality 3D support based on OGRE
  • Optimal use of the available hardware by using highly optimized (assembly) commands
  • Source code is portable between AmigaOS, Windows, MacOSX, and Linux
  • Dedicated editor and development envioronment
  • Powerful integrated debugger and profiler to easily trace and analyze code

Specific features depending on the OS

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Example Syntax Edit

This is the ever present hello world program as it would appear in PureBasic syntax.

;basic hello world program.

OpenConsole()             ;pops open a console
PrintN("Hello World")     ;writes text
PrintN(" esc to exit")

Repeat                    ;loops until escape key
  Delay(20)               ;this will stop it from eating CPU alive :D
Until Inkey() = Chr(27)   ;escape

Price Edit

PureBasic is available for 79 Euros, this includes lifetime upgrades. See the Official Order Form.

Learning More Edit

To find out more about PureBasic please check out some of the sections below.

Beginner's Guide Edit

A PureBasic community member has published and made available a free beginner's guide ebook. If you are interested at all in picking up PureBasic, definitely check out this guys book.

Check out the official post on the PureBasic community forums: Purebasic - A Beginner's Guide to Computer Programming

Tutorials Edit

Tutorials will be written, hopefully :). But for now, be happy with hello world.

External Links Edit

PureBasic Official Forum

PureBasic Official Dev Blog

PureArea Code Repository

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