Brainsick® code compiler


The Brainsick code compiler (bscc) is an open source compiler for the classic, pre‐.NET, Visual Basic (VB) language. Specifically, the VB6 dialect is our main compatibility target.

Brainsick is free software.

Downloads and getting started

Please follow the getting started guide, which covers binary downloads.

The source code repository can be browsed online on GitLab. There is also a read only mirror on GitHub.


What’s up with the name “Brainsick”?

Contrary to popular belief, this does not refer to the state of mind required to write a compiler for the Visual Basic (VB) language. Instead, the etymology is very similar to that of Samba.

Where do I report bugs?

See the bug reporting page.