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'Minecraft' Fan Finds an Opportunity to Program BASIC Code In-game

  You might have seen Minecraft used to teach programming or even mods that let you play programming, but writing BASIC code within Minecraft? It's almost not possible... until now. SethBling created a BASIC interpreter that allows users to build and run simple programs and scripts within Mojang’s world-building game. It's easy to use a variety of blocks of commands however, it's effective. You can print text, and include in-game robots (turtles) complete tasks. 360 degrees all the way around Are you looking to dig a tunnel? Just start an excavation script and let the bot take care of all the hard work. Suffice it to say that you will not be writing complex software in a game world that wasn't designed for it. Minecraft's operation speed of 20Hz renders code slow. It can only execute 20 commands per second, and it gets slower the more you use it. However, you don't need to spend weeks recreating the interpreter yourself -- SethBling has published the necessary materials, so it's simply a a matter of installing the add-on and brushing up on your IF/THEN expressions.

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