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blackviper91
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Postby blackviper91 » Aug 08, 2006 1:05

OMG this is really frickin awesome. I found out about FreeBASIC maybe 4-5 months ago but I haven't done a whole lot with it. My only programming experiance is GameMaker, HTML, JavaScript, a really small bit of Java, and a some ActionScript. None of those are very close to FreeBASIC and none of them include a game loop(I figured that out mostly on my own). I will definately buy a copy of this book for myself and probably one for my Game Dev partner.

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Postby tunginobi » Aug 08, 2006 6:51

HTML is not programming.
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Postby blackviper91 » Aug 08, 2006 14:38

Actually it is. You are giving the computer a set of instructions to follow right. It is an extremely simple interpreted language. Anyway I was just pointing out my lack of experiannce not trying to get into an argument
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Postby Fragmeister » Aug 08, 2006 19:22

tunginobi wrote:HTML is not programming.

blackviper91 wrote:Actually it is.

actually, html is a markup language (hence the name) rather than a programming language. I suppose it is giving a computer a set of instructions to follow, but none of the usual language constructs are supported.
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Postby rdc » Aug 09, 2006 16:36

I have updated the links in the first post.
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Postby NegativePlazma » Aug 11, 2006 2:05

Heres all I have to say about this...

http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5344


GREAT JOB!

I would say more, but I believe ive said how i truly feel in the link above
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Postby tunginobi » Aug 11, 2006 7:53

Calling HTML programming is like calling CSS programming, or XML programming. These are computer languages, but they are not programming languages.

Some feedback from a user named "Basic Coder" (or something along those lines):
In menu item View/settings/tab FreeBASIC I want
to add the -exx switch but am not sure which
text box to add it to?

Richard D. Clark's FBeginner.pdf says add -exx
to the end of your compiler string in FBIde but
doesn't explain how?

Might be worth going into more detail there in the book.
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Postby rdc » Aug 11, 2006 13:14

tunginobi wrote:Some feedback from a user named "Basic Coder" (or something along those lines):
In menu item View/settings/tab FreeBASIC I want
to add the -exx switch but am not sure which
text box to add it to?

Richard D. Clark's FBeginner.pdf says add -exx
to the end of your compiler string in FBIde but
doesn't explain how?

Might be worth going into more detail there in the book.


I have already ammended this section. Thanks.
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Postby rdc » Aug 16, 2006 18:09

I have updated the links in the first post.
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Postby danielt3 » Aug 16, 2006 19:52

hi

i can help translating the book to brazilian portuguese (my native speaking language)...just send me the sources in the format you are current writing (OO would be a good choice)

if you want more flexibility in the output format i suggest using docbook or some XML-Based format...they can output a lot of formats, including the already mentioned CHM and HTML, latex, etc
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Postby rdc » Aug 16, 2006 19:55

danielt3 wrote:hi

i can help translating the book to brazilian portuguese (my native speaking language)...just send me the sources in the format you are current writing (OO would be a good choice)


I will keep that in mind. It might be good to have various translations available for the downloadable versions.
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Postby jdebord » Aug 17, 2006 8:21

I could make a french translation if you are interested.
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Sweet

Postby GT-Prince » Aug 18, 2006 3:32

I love this book :)
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Postby hartnell » Aug 18, 2006 22:14

rdc, can I suggest something? Please realize that I probably didn't do my research properly.

Can you make a single book page to link to? You know, a little project page that tells a little bit about yourself, why you are so great (you are, really, may I call you Yoda, or is Master RDC ok?), updates, a link to the HTML version and PDF version.

This may be completely pointless from your viewpoint, but it would give people like me something to link to from their websites. :)

-hartnell
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Postby rdc » Aug 19, 2006 13:53

lol. Thanks. Once the book is completed and all the edits are done, I will set up a project page for the book. Right now, it isn't really worth linking to considering the book is in such rough shape and is constantly changing.

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