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I haven't followed FB development in probably two years...

by Pete (Login The-Universe)
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I like what the smart people at Power Basic did when it came to development; they split it into different compilers years ago. They made a DOS, Console, and a Windows compiler. I haven't looked in on that project since shortly after Vista arrived.

My guess would be that FB has gone game happy. Not much there for a SCREEN ZERO hero like me. My guess is also it is closer in code to a mix of languages now than BASIC, but connects to the resources that game developers need.

I'm glad I realized after a few years that FB was not at all what I wanted. U didn’t want to learn a new language, and that's exactly what I would have had to do to stick with FB. I would have spent tons of hours rewriting my code, and kicked myself for not just spending the time to learn C/C++ instead. What irony, someone who doesn't want to learn a new language but ends up doing so because the product as promised fails to deliver the necessary compatibility to avoid that process and just run your existing programs with little or no changes.

I love that QB64 doesn't require learning a new language or parts of another language, (i.e. dealing with code changes.) I should probably add "so far" but if the few remaining dozen or so statements and interrupts get implemented as all the previous work has, most all QB programs should work unaltered. My complaint is that I feel I got into it with the project being the completion of the compiler, and find I'm being strung along with a lot of other stuff I don't need or want that has taken priority over the initial goal of the project. I knew Galleon would use the word parallel development in what I call his new mission statement, but that just means to me the compiler will wait until everything else is completed. That will take too many years to accomplish, and that kind of project interrupt is really SADD.

Pete



Posted on Nov 19, 2009, 8:47 AM

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Re: I haven't followed FB development in probably two years...Laanan Fisher on Nov 19
 I hope that other Pete comes here to read this thread pretty soon...Pete on Nov 19
  Re: I hope that other Pete comes here to read this thread pretty soon...Laanan Fisher on Nov 19
   QB64 has to have the old stuff before any new stuff including the IDE. on Nov 19
    Re: QB64 has to have the old stuff before any new stuff including the IDE.Laanan Fisher on Nov 19
     FB people came here to ridicule QB64 2 years ago. on Nov 19
      Re: FB people came here to ridicule QB64 2 years ago.Laanan Fisher on Nov 19
       * Not true! They were told to quit by Vic.... on Nov 19
    Internet-Addiction on Mar 27
     * New QB64 version released with File error fixes and OPEN COM. on Mar 28
      * New QB64 update to version 0.83 but it reports it as 0.82. June 8. on Jun 11
  Regarding compatibilityLaanan Fisher on Nov 19
   And the answer is... CHINAPete on Nov 19
    Hold on there! What is wrong with ENVIRON? on Nov 19
     What I would need to check on is if the values still line up or not...Pete on Nov 20
      * Print ENVIRON$(n) in a loop until the return = "" on Nov 20
       Why didn't I think of that?.. Oh wait, I did...Pete on Nov 20
        Don't expect much on the 98, but... on Nov 20
         * Really? I just go to the directory tree, open it, and count the rings for that. :)Pete on Nov 20
          * And here I was counting the branches.... on Nov 20
           Stick around, tomorrow I'm teaching how too much watering can hurt your root drive. on Nov 20
            My hard drive is fine cause I use Levitra! on Nov 21

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