BASIC (was: Special events @ VCF)
- BASIC was thrust upon us involuntarily. Even the name sucks. The original versions couldn't support such advanced concepts as subroutines! And it was created to be easy!
I started using AmigaBASIC before it became obvious that C would have been a better choice. It can support subroutines and a few other high-level features, so was moderately useful. I don't recall whether it is compiled or interpreted. It's main attraction was that it vaguely resembled FORTRAN, which I already knew.
Now I'm in the same boat -- would like to program but must catch up with modern languages. Hence, I discovered FreeBASIC.net, which you can explore if you wish. One neat thing about FreeBASIC is that it self-compiles, and the compiler is written (so the documentation tells me) in FreeBASIC. (Which came first...?)
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 6:47 AM, <system@...> wrote:
Sharp EL-5500 II. Is there even a standard for BASIC today?