Inside Atari Basic. (book reviews) John Anderson.
Inside Atari Basic
Inside Atari Basic, by Bill Carris. 181 pp. Reston Publishing, Reston, VA 22090. Word has it that this book will replace Atari Basic in the carton accompanying Atari computers, and it is an improvement over that beginner's text (though not of the caliber of Your Atari Computer). Carris touches on basic points with humor and common sense. The book is quite short, and therefore necessarily rather shallow most of the time, but of great help to the beginner. It is not for the intermediate or advanced programmer.
And heaven save me from the inveterate programming punster. Ever take note of how often "programming-made-painless' texts inflict sadistic puns at every turn? Best (worst) one in this book: "Hip Hip Array.' As my buddy Arlan says, somebody please gag that man with a spoon.
Review Grade: C