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Historical Question With Respect to NA Programming

Question asked by SOLT_guy on Oct 9, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2012 by Dr_joel
I have observed the IEEE 488.1 protocol that used the IBIC language extensively.

IBIC and C language are compatible.

When IIEEE 488.2 was developed, why did HP/Agilent primarily program the network analyzers in some form of BASIC?

What was the advantage of BASIC over C and IBIC? Why was this language given priority over other languages?

Edited by: SOLT_guy on Oct 9, 2012 9:50 PM