From Rosetta Code

I've been reading wp:BASICA & wp:GW-BASIC, and they seem to claim that the main (and perhaps only) difference between the two is BASICA's apparent requirement of ROM BASIC. If this is truly the case -- and I can't tell any difference between the two (but I'm going to look into this some more) -- it might be worthwhile to change this page to reflect that. Perhaps change it to "BASICA/GW-BASIC", with the original BASICA becoming a redirect, and another (new) redirect from GW-BASIC. Or maybe "Early Microsoft BASICs", which could then also include such beauties as wp:Commodore BASIC, wp:Applesoft BASIC, and even wp:Altair BASIC (the very first MS product).

Or not. Still need to read some more. -- Eriksiers 18:17, 22 October 2009 (UTC)