Did it ever happen to you? You would like to build a small program,
you already know Basic, you don't want to learn another language,
you want your program to be small, portable, no need for a
"formal" installation.... what do you do? Find an alternative...
Check THE BASICs PAGE, chances are you'll find something
useful (and possibly free). It's not updated very often, but it
has the great plus of presenting accurate comparison tables,
and in general whatever you may need to choose wisely. I used
RapidQ in the past, now it's not freeware anymore, but there
are many other good projects listed that you may find helpful.
Give it a look, and let me know what you think!!