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by figosdev
Feb 05, 2017 3:47
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best Programming Language
Replies: 34
Views: 6245

Re: Best Programming Language

what I'm trying to say is that it's probably best for programmers to build up their own "toolkit" of useful stuff. i think its a great idea, and thanks for the reply. if you ever feel like "rambling" more often, id be happy to invite you to a few forums where youd be welcome to....
by figosdev
Feb 05, 2017 3:38
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

hi aurel. when did your forum start requiring javascript? i think i will avoid the bp crowd actually, but feel free to send my love to mark, paul dunn and richard russell. vidimo se kasnije!
by figosdev
Feb 02, 2017 0:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best Programming Language
Replies: 34
Views: 6245

Re: Best Programming Language

Boris the Old wrote:Macros and code generators are a great way to write well structured and bug free code.


Talk about "automate the boring stuff." Where can I find a book on using code generators for that? (Semi-rhetorical question. Though if you know one, feel free...)
by figosdev
Jan 31, 2017 3:08
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

Presumably it could be done. But the real problem with C++ and FB has nothing to do with what intermediate language the FB compiler uses. The problems involve differences between the way FB implements objects and classes and the way C++ does, to say nothing of C++ features like templates which are ...
by figosdev
Jan 31, 2017 2:58
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Best Programming Language
Replies: 34
Views: 6245

Re: Best Programming Language

This doesn't even need to be a real language, it can be an easy to read pseudo language. I have a theory that if more languages like this were made, it would boost the creation of friendlier educational (and all-purpose) languages. Whats more, Id like to see more languages that work on top of exist...
by figosdev
Jan 30, 2017 3:38
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

silly question, but couldnt someone make a c++ version of fb pretty easily? or would they have to do all those headers all over again?
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 17:29
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is there an online collection of languages implemented in FB?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Is there an online collection of languages implemented in FB?

Search for "interpreter" in this forum, for example: I was going to get to that, but I did want to know if there was a site because... there are FB sites for a number of things, especially collections. Hey, 8 pages of results-- not too shabby! I used to think interpreters were easier to w...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 8:23
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Licensing...
Replies: 26
Views: 2342

Re: Licensing...

Hopefully this license will protect the OGL's openness and freedom for use and modification/extension, as well as the ownership rights I have as the main developer. That may be impossible per your understanding of "freedom" and "ownership rights," at least "freedom" in...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 8:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

What is it you want to do your way that can't be done by FreeBASIC? I suppose the most obvious examples for me are dynamic typing by default, intepreters (or compilers) across countless platforms by comparison, more optional punctuation in syntax-- generally things you would get from Python or sour...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 5:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

So you are here for pure nostalgia? Something like that. One of my favorite programs (ever) was in an old version of FB, but only one person liked it. Whoever translated it into Polish, that made my day. I suppose im here to give this community one more go-- any differences are ancient ones, perhap...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 3:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is there an online collection of languages implemented in FB?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Is there an online collection of languages implemented in FB?

I've read of at least one or two mini-languages that were implemented in FreeBasic, and there are probably some links here on the forum. Please feel free to reply with one if there's one you like or want to recommend. If there's a page online with links to languages written in FB (originally in FB o...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 3:23
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?
Replies: 38
Views: 4681

Re: Is anyone here purely for nostalgia?

I tried a handful of dialects last year, but other than that I don't really code in (any) basic anymore. So what do you code in now? It seems to me it depends on your needs and interests. . The short answer: Python. The longer answer: I tried QB64, waited for over year for the source to be released...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 3:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Licensing...
Replies: 26
Views: 2342

Re: Licensing...

If Linus Torvalds decided tomorrow that he doesnt want the old Linux versions under the GPL, too late-- the project would go on without him. When OpenOffice copyright ownership was acquired by Novell, they changed the license for new versions, but couldn't prevent the LibreOffice fork of the projec...
by figosdev
Jan 08, 2017 2:54
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?
Replies: 25
Views: 5696

Re: Can Python be written in FreeBASIC?

With C I always forget the semi colon and with Python they added a colon which in my opinion negated removing easy to see block symbols. . There's got to be an IDE that helps with this sort of thing so you don't have to bother. I don't typically go for that sort of thing, but it can help with new l...
by figosdev
Jan 07, 2017 5:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Licensing...
Replies: 26
Views: 2342

Re: Licensing...

Also the copyright holder can change the license for new copies at any time. So you don't have to worry about picking the wrong license and not being able to change it. (EDIT: alright, you did say "new...") Most free/open licenses are meaningless if you can retract them at any time-- for ...

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