I want to learn Basic and I'm inclined to use a book (probably Atari Basic by Albrecht, Bob et alii; 1979).
I'd love if someday I could write good games for atari 2600 using Bataribasic, for atari 7800 and/or for Intellivision with IntellyBasic.
Learning assembly would be a distant objective.
For now I just want to have the experience of learning Basic on a classic computer. I hope Atari computers are a good option.
Since I don't have any real hardware, I downloaded Altirra but I'm confused with options and what would be a good emulated enviroment for writing, storing and running basic programs.
What hardware should I emulate (400, 800, xl)? What basic (cartridges or built-in?) roms are the best?
Any advice is much appreciated.