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by caseih
Jan 31, 2015 19:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

I followed Vala and its compiler since its inception, so I'm well aware of what it is. Been working with GTK+ for 20 years now, off and on and follow anything GTK-related. I was wondering if some near future version of GTK will be written mostly in Vala. "Faster" used to be a good argument...
by caseih
Jan 31, 2015 3:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

Been a while since I coded GTK GUIs in C. That's a reason to have OO bindings right there. I've been writing most of my code in Python lately (C++ before that). Never had to unref things, except in special circumstances. Yes I've seen Genie. I believe it's loosely based on Python's syntax (and uses ...
by caseih
Jan 30, 2015 5:04
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

And my feeling on this is that their needs are very different to the old QBASIC programmers needs even if they once used QBasic themselves. For me it all came to an end when it moved toward just being another C++. The thing is: when I have a programming idea I have never hit a brick wall that requi...
by caseih
Jan 30, 2015 4:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

I don't know what all the fuss about GTK is! I mean, it is a host of dll's is it not? Originally written in C. So, in order to use it you will have a bit of installing to do, I don't think many members have this installed. If somebody writes a half decent program with FB + GTK, then all the dll's m...
by caseih
Jan 27, 2015 16:15
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

I guess it depends on what you mean by interest. I think FB would benefit highly from such an addition. And I would love to see OO bindings for GTK, like we have in Vala; I think such a binding would find some good use by few people. I'm not going to create a new login on source forge just to vote o...
by caseih
Jan 25, 2015 18:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: if, then, error
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: if, then, error

Nowadays even macro assemblers give you high-level constructs to avoid having to do messy goto structures, but when it compiles down, it all ends up as gotos. Whether or not goto is a liability or an advantage all depends on how you use it. I once programmed in a language that had no high-level cons...
by caseih
Jan 25, 2015 5:08
Forum: Beginners
Topic: so how do i start, newbie here
Replies: 28
Views: 2808

Re: so how do i start, newbie here

On a real computer just stick with what you have (Windows I presume) and FreeBASIC. Use a nice editor like Notepad++, or FBIde. If by DOS you mean the command prompt, then yes you'll have to learn that to compile programs and run them. But just a tip: refer to it as the Windows command prompt, or cm...
by caseih
Jan 25, 2015 3:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: so how do i start, newbie here
Replies: 28
Views: 2808

Re: so how do i start, newbie here

Okay, I understand. Good luck! Don't know of any besides the ones you've mentioned. Definitely FreeBASIC isn't available as an android app. QB64 is available as a web-based app but I don't know if that's good for anything but trying out the language in a browser (don't think it can load or save prog...
by caseih
Jan 23, 2015 21:13
Forum: Beginners
Topic: so how do i start, newbie here
Replies: 28
Views: 2808

Re: so how do i start, newbie here

Are you wanting to write apps for mobile, or just want to use your mobile as a device to write programs on?
by caseih
Jan 22, 2015 22:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

Well, the problem with FreeBASIC and C++ bools is a name mangling issue near as I can tell. Even if FreeBASIC didn't have native bool, if the parser could handle it somehow, with a type alias that FB code sees as integer, but the extern C++ area knows to transmute it to a C++ bool when mangling the ...
by caseih
Jan 21, 2015 17:12
Forum: Beginners
Topic: so how do i start, newbie here
Replies: 28
Views: 2808

Re: so how do i start, newbie here

Sounds like you might benefit from an GUI frontend to the FreeBASIC. I know there's one called FB IDE . There are probably others. It's also off-topic because it's not FreeBASIC at all, but there is a nice QuickBASIC-compatible compiler and IDE called QB64 (click on the Windows version). It looks al...
by caseih
Jan 21, 2015 3:13
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

integer, I don't see what's ambiguous about that Python idiom, either from a grammar point of view or a concept point of view. For the uninitiated, it merely swaps the values of a and b. And yes you can use this idiom to assign multiple names to the return value of a function that returns a tuple, w...
by caseih
Jan 20, 2015 0:32
Forum: General
Topic: #include once vs. #include
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: #include once vs. #include

So the C standard is to use ifdef fences in header files to prevent multiple including. With include once this would not be necessary, correct? Is it still good practice to use ifdef fences in .bi files? Is there ever really a use case for only include vs include once? I'm glad things are a lot more...
by caseih
Jan 20, 2015 0:28
Forum: Projects
Topic: FlappyFB (single source... added NintendoDS Versions)
Replies: 29
Views: 5719

Re: FlappyFB

Very well done. Though I apparently suck at video games of all kinds. I don't think I made it past two of the pipe things. My six-year-old nephew can't understand why I am so horrible at it.
by caseih
Jan 19, 2015 5:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...
Replies: 51
Views: 5937

Re: Bald middle-aged man joins the club...

I personally don't use Python for anything that is commercially released, but I certainly use it internally at my business for scripting, report generation, etc. I also used it extensively at the last place I worked. Python drove large parts of our web infrastructure, and python scripts were used ex...

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