Fortunately for you BASIC has risen from the dead. It's now been ported to the Parrot runtime engine. And for you naysayers who think BASIC is all washed up, it's even more advanced than Perl 6!
And much, much more.
|Easy to learn syntax||Yes!||Still Unknown|
|Large base of existing software||Yes!||Still Unknown|
|Speed||Faster than Perl 6!||Stationary|