Friday, February 24, 2006

Z is for ...

Zen is a full featured BASIC interpreter for the Linux operating system running on the PC. Ensure that the zen executable is placed on your path (suggest /usr/bin) and is 'chmod a+x zen'. The zenerror.inf file contains a full list of the zen error messages. This file can either be placed in '/var/zen' (which you will need to create) or in the current working directory. You may alter the text of the error messages, to another langauge for example. A small test application is included called test.zen.

is a programming language named after the philosopher Zeno of Elea. The Zeno language is an easy to learn, user friendly, high level, computer programming language. It is more like natural English than most other computer languages and this makes a Zeno program both easy to write and easy to understand. No prior programming experience is required. Zeno is generic in the sense that it contains most of the essential elements used in other languages. If you already know how to program in another language, this one should be easy for you to master.

The Zeno Interpreter was designed for use in the MS Windows 95 and later operating systems. The interpreter, with its built-in debugging tools, will allow you to learn good programming techniques. Included with the interpreter is an editor and an on-line language reference program. Together, these create an environment for you to learn to program in Zeno.

is an object oriented, prototype-based, persistent programming system. The employment of Zero (or any ot its parts) is completely free, and the author does not retain any copyright over any program created with it.

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