BASIC-256 programs consist of a series of statements separated by newlines, which are executed in order.
Multiple statements may be included on a single line by separating then with a : (colon), this is called a compound statement. In the context of the language a single statement is also considered a “compound statement”.
total= 0: for t=1 to 10: total = total + t: next t: print "the total of 1 to 10 is " + total
Special care should be taken when including if/then statements in a compound line:
The following is a sample program that shows single line statements, compound statements, and use of a label.
print "hello "; gosub world end world: ### print out world print "w"; print "o";: print "r";: print chr(asc("a")+11); print right('Dd',1) return