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xBase is a programming language created in 1986.

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xBase is the generic term for all programming languages that derive from the original dBASE (Ashton-Tate) programming language and database formats. These are sometimes informally known as dBASE "clones". While there was a non-commercial predecessor to the Ashton-Tate product (Vulcan written by Wayne Ratliff), most clones are based on Ashton-Tate's 1986 dBASE III+ release — scripts written in the dBASE III+ dialect are most likely to run on all the clones.. Read more on Wikipedia...


Example from hello-world:
do while .t. ? 'Hello World' enddo
Example from Linguist:
#ifndef __HARBOUR__ #ifndef __XPP__ #ifndef __CLIP__ #ifndef FlagShip #define __CLIPPER__ #endif #endif #endif #endif /* File create flags */ #define FC_NORMAL 0 /* No file attributes are set */ #define FC_READONLY 1 #define FC_HIDDEN 2 #define FC_SYSTEM 4 // New-style comment #command SET DELETED <x:ON,OFF,&> => Set( _SET_DELETED, <(x)> ) #command SET DELETED (<x>) => Set( _SET_DELETED, <x> ) #command @ <row>, <col> SAY <exp> [PICTURE <pic>] [COLOR <clr>] => ; DevPos( <row>, <col> ) ; DevOutPict( <exp>, <pic> [, <clr>] ) #command ENDIF <*x*> => endif #ifdef __CLIPPER__ #xtranslate hb_MemoWrit( [<x,...>] ) => MemoWrit( <x> ) #xtranslate hb_dbExists( <t> ) => File( <t> ) #xtranslate hb_dbPack() => __dbPack() #xtranslate hb_default( @<v>, <x> ) => iif( StrTran( ValType( <v> ), "M", "C" ) == StrTran( ValType( <x> ), "M", "C" ),, <v> := <x>, ) #endif

Language features

Feature Supported Example Token
Strings
'Hello world'
'
MultiLine Comments
/* A comment
*/
/* */
Comments
// A comment
Line Comments
// A comment
//
Semantic Indentation X

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