From: Marin Saric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: [ANN] METAL BASIC v1.3 released
For Immediate Release
Galactic Dreams Software proudly presents METAL v1.3!
METAL v1.3 is a 100% free extended BASIC language metacompiler. See below
for download info.
One of the fastest BASICs around, METAL (Meta Language) has a rich command
library that includes powerful graphics, sound, speech, math and file I/O
METAL is a complete programming environment that readily produces
standalones and features numerous examples, 2800 lines of hypertextual
documentation and a new pleasant to use editor.
METAL is used in scientific research around the globe (quick calculations),
in software development companies (for prototyping), in K-12 and higher
education and, of course, by the beginners who are trying to enter the
world of programming.
What’s new in METAL v1.3 (a brief summary):
– new cool examples: a real raytracer, starfield and fractals!
– new commands for graphics, file I/O, console and runtime
– the editor is now fully functional and handles large files
– significantly improved compiler stability:
. numerous bugs (including memory fragmentation) fixed
. additional speed improvements
. improved error checking
. file I/O commands behave much better now
. CTRL-D now stops the program’s execution
****** Download it now! ********
You have nothing to lose, because METAL is completely free!
Get the newest version from the Galactic Dreams Software homepage:
METAL v1.3 will soon be available on all Info-Mac archives.
You can also download METAL from its unofficial fan-site at:
Distribution: METAL is authorized for distribution on “free and public
software archives,” computer magazines and Shareware/PD CDs priced at $15
or less. Everyone else, please contact the author for permission. Also, the
author recommends everyone planning the distribution to drop a note to the
Write to the author (Marin Saric) for any suggestions (there is a growing
wish-list), comments, bug-reports, questions, contact or anything else at:
Galactic Dreams Software