# QB64.com

## QB64 is a modern extended BASIC programming language that retains QBasic/QuickBASIC 4.5 compatibility and compiles native binaries for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Boolean statements are numerical evaluations that return True (-1 or NOT 0) or False (0) values that can be used in other calculations.

Basic Returns:

• True evaluations return -1. NOT 0 = -1 in Basic. Can be used to increment a value.
• For positive True results, subtract it, multiply it by a negative value or use ABS.
• False evaluations return 0. Watch out for ERROR Codes!

MISSING: Relational Table

• When evaluating a True value, an IF value < 0 statement is NOT necessary for return values not 0.

** Truth table of the BASIC Logical Operators:**

MISSING: Logical Truth Table

Boolean Conditional Operators:

• AND (boolean) can be used to add extra conditions to a boolean statement evaluation. Both must be True.
• OR (boolean) can be used to add alternate conditions to a boolean statement evaluation. One must be True.
• Parenthesis are allowed inside of boolean statements to clarify an evaluation.
• Note that Basic returns -1 for True and 0 for False.

Using 2 different boolean evaluations to determine a leap year.

``````
INPUT "Enter a year greater than 1583: ", annum\$
Y = VAL(annum\$)
leap1 = (Y MOD 4 = 0 AND Y MOD 100 <> 0) OR (Y MOD 400 = 0)
leap2 = (Y MOD 4 = 0) - (Y MOD 100 = 0) + (Y MOD 400 = 0)
PRINT "Year = "; annum\$, "Leap1 = "; leap1, "Leap2 = "; leap2

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Explanation: Both boolean evaluations will return -1 if the year is a leap year. It is not simply every four years as many people think. That is checked by the first evaluation (Y MOD 4 = 0) of each. In new century years like 1900 (which was not a leapyear) there is only one leap year every 400 years. 100 is used with MOD to see if there is a remainder. When that is true, the boolean return of that part of the first evaluation will be 0. The second returns -1 (which is actually added). In both evaluations the result of (Y MOD 400 = 0) indicates a century leap year.

Entry year = 2000

leap1 = (-1 AND 0) OR -1 = -1 ‘ the AND evaluation returns False(0) so the OR value is used.

leap2 = (-1) - (-1) + (-1) = -1 + 1 + -1 = -1

Entry year = 1900

leap1 = (-1 AND 0) OR 0 = 0 OR 0 = 0

leap2 = (-1) - (-1) + (0) = -1 + 1 + 0 = 0

Moving an ASCII character using the arrow keys and boolean statements to determine the new coordinate.

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SCREEN 12
COLOR 7
LOCATE 11, 20: PRINT "Using Screen 12 here to be in 80 X 30 coordinates mode"
LOCATE 13, 6: PRINT "Simple Example of Alternative programming without IF-THEN-ELSE Statements"
LOCATE 15, 1: PRINT "Use the four Cursor keys to move the yellow cursor, text will not be disturbed"
LOCATE 17, 12: PRINT "When you END the program with the ESC key, cursor will disappear"

cordx% = 40
cordy% = 15

DO
oldcordx% = cordx%
oldcordy% = cordy%
p% = SCREEN(cordy%, cordx%) 'get ASCII character code at present position
COLOR 14: LOCATE cordy%, cordx%: PRINT CHR\$(178); 'print cursor character to position

WHILE cordx% = oldcordx% AND cordy% = oldcordy% AND k\$ <> CHR\$(27)
k\$ = INKEY\$
cordx% = cordx% + (k\$ = (CHR\$(0) + "K") AND cordx% > 1) + ABS(k\$ = (CHR\$(0) + "M") AND cordx% < 80)
cordy% = cordy% + (k\$ = (CHR\$(0) + "H") AND cordy% > 1) + ABS(k\$ = (CHR\$(0) + "P") AND cordy% < 30)
WEND

COLOR 7: LOCATE oldcordy%, oldcordx%: PRINT CHR\$(p%); 'replace overwritten screen characters

LOOP UNTIL k\$ = CHR\$(27)

``````

Code by AlgoreIthm