I certainly wouldn't want to criticise 'freeware' products, some of
which can be excellent, but it's a very valid point. I have always
taken the issue of bugs in BBC BASIC very seriously indeed, and not
just because I have paying customers who might demand their money back!
Serious bugs (which I'm pleased to say are very rare) are always fixed
immediately and more minor ones in the next scheduled release.
It's for this reason that I have always made updates to the latest
version available free of charge. However old your copy of BBC BASIC
for Windows, right back to version 1.0 in the fall of 2001, you can
update it to the current version free. However many extra features
each major new release has, it is bound also to include a few bug
fixes. As I don't believe in ever charging for bug fixes, I never
charge for updates.
When comparing products you should consider this aspect as well as the
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