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by lizard
Dec 23, 2018 10:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 6419

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

Thats is a expression from 19th century. Today people pay much money to make holidays where the pepper grows.
by lizard
Dec 22, 2018 23:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 6419

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

Dodicat must become moderator.
by lizard
Dec 22, 2018 13:54
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

Big corporations may have their reasons to still use COBOL like Rod pointed out (and if its only the lazyness to change anything or the desire to hide what they are doing from the public), but as i once knew almost everything from MS Cobol 4.0 i can say from the technical viewpoint these functions w...
by lizard
Dec 22, 2018 8:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

@Rod Tiobe is meant as a overview for average programmers to see what most people are using. But the cracks in this forum have more than average understanding of programming. Thats why they use FreeBASIC. FB combines the flexibility of the whole wide C world with the simplicity of BASIC. And as far ...
by lizard
Dec 22, 2018 5:45
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

Rod, i would believe your personal success comes from finding your profession in early age and always continuing there. For average programmers COBOL is almost useless.
by lizard
Dec 21, 2018 22:31
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

I tried after a long time recently this one:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-cobol/

Works so far.
by lizard
Dec 21, 2018 22:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

Boris the Old wrote:But what's more important is that anyone who knows COBOL can become very, very rich. :-)

Anyone who don't know COBOL can become rich, too. Ha Ha Ha...
by lizard
Dec 21, 2018 0:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

FreeBASIC is a dialect of the language BASIC. Each dialect has its own compiler, but none of them is only a compiler. What you can see at tiobe index from 1 - 100: https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/ They take for big languages like C, Pascal or COBOL all dialects as one language and rate them all to...
by lizard
Dec 20, 2018 17:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

dodicat wrote:Indeed lizard, you have a good philosophical view of humankind.

Its experience.
by lizard
Dec 20, 2018 15:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

jj2007 wrote:"FreeBASIC has enough unique features"

The simple truth is they dont want FreeBASIC on tiobe, so for everything we say they find a answer why not. In opposit case if we want something not they find for everything an answer, why it must be there. Whole world works that way.
by lizard
Dec 20, 2018 14:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: adding FreeBASIC to the TIOBE index

You know SPL? Wikipedia calls it a language, so it must be on tiobe:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespea ... g_Language
by lizard
Dec 17, 2018 21:32
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Tilengine for Win32/64 Linux x86/x86_64 Raspberry PI and Beglebone black.
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Tilengine for Win32/64 Linux x86/x86_64 Raspberry PI and Beglebone black.

Thanks Joshy!

Previous version worked on Win 10, now we have it for Linux, too. Then Tiled is important:

https://doc.mapeditor.org/en/stable/

These both make a good environment for programming oldschool games with tilemaps, palettes and such.
by lizard
Dec 16, 2018 10:55
Forum: General
Topic: Passing fixed-len string as arguments: possible but not recommended?
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: Passing fixed-len string as arguments: possible but not recommended?

What's wrong with floating point in FB? Could you be more specific? Carlos Was to Boris, but i want to mention this: Not only in FB. It is floating point in financial calculations, Rounding is a no-go there, because there exists only whole dollars, cents, etc. https://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewto...
by lizard
Dec 13, 2018 19:56
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: Single Developer Games !
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Single Developer Games !

Today good games are almost always made by a group. In the beginning there were some single programmers like Ed Hobbs who created "The Castles of Dr. Creep":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20jf2ti9ZDE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Castles_of_Dr._Creep

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