Originally Posted by teh603
You could make a case that it was Apple's stupidity, considering that they already had something called Integer Basic, which had IIRC been developed by Woz. Applesoft, developed by MS, was somehow easier to work with and got Jobs' approval.
Not like it resembles any modern programming language. You can't even manually number your lines anymore.
As I recall, after licensing it Apple still had to heavily modify it to get it to run on the Apple II.
And yeah, I really hate it when I can't number the lines in my C# code. What was Microsoft thinking?