IBM - VS BASIC General Information
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Fourth Edition (October 1976)
This edition, as amended by technical newsletter GN26-0902, applies to Release 3 of VS
BASIC, program number S748-XX1, and to any subsequent releases unless otherwise
indicated in new editions or technical newsletters. Release 3 runs under the same
operating-system environments that support the current version and modification level.
The changes for this edition are summarized under "Summary of Amendments" following
the list of figures. Technical changes made are indicated by a vertical bar to the left of the
change. These bars will be deleted at any subsequent republication of the page affected.
Editorial changes that have no technical significance are not noted.
This publication gives general information about VS BASIC, a program
product that operates in the following virtual storage environments:
• IBM VS Personal Computing (VSPC)
• CMS (Conversational Monitor System) of VM/370
• TSO (Time Sharing Option) of VS2
VS BASIC also runs under the batch environments of OS/VSl, OS/VS2, and
Included are descriptions of VS BASIC language capabilities, as well as
information on operating system environments and compatibility
For additional information on VS Personal Computing (VSPC), refer to VS
Personal Computing (VSPC) for OS/VS and DOS/VS: General
This publication is intended as an aid in evaluation and planning; it is not
meant for the BASIC terminal user or batch programmer.
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