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    BASIC forum

    Hi,

    How about a BASIC forum?

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    I'm curious as to how this ties in with Web Development as the domain name implies... There are other forums for this that are OS-based and not Web-based.

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    You mean people still code in BASIC? I agree with Jona, this forum is about web development. While you might be able to code a CGI script in BASIC, it's not exactly common practice.

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    I'm using it for an electonic circuit, for a picaxe chip, and my calculator uses a form of it.

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    Last edited by neil9999; 10-03-2004 at 04:44 AM.

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    Ok, I'll let you off. It probably beats "programming" Lego by snapping imaginary blocks together, which I had to do for an IT course once.

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    Originally posted by AdamGundry
    You mean people still code in BASIC?
    Yes, people still code in BASIC.

    VisualBasic like BASICs for Linux and Windows are in the works. KBasic for crossplatform Windows/Linux will be out soon with MAC OS X version coming out soon after. Gambas and HBasic are open source VisualBasic like programming environments for Linux.

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    VB != Basic. VB : Basic :: IE : Standards. BASIC was never object oriented to the point of VB is now. Funny, nothing can be done in VB without objects.

    If you want a VB forum, there are some to that extent. Normally newer forums, imo, don't work too well, because all the experts are [either banned or] dispersed in other places round the web.

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    Originally posted by steelersfan88
    VB != Basic. VB : Basic :: IE : Standards. BASIC was never object oriented to the point of VB is now. Funny, nothing can be done in VB without objects.
    Are you for real? So Delphi isn't Pascal? And Free Pascal isn't Pascal either, because they provide objects oriented programming? I can code in Visual Basic without objects, but who want's to do that and spend a year coding? The same program with the use of the visual environment can be done in a week.

    Originally posted by steelersfan88

    If you want a VB forum, there are some to that extent. Normally newer forums, imo, don't work too well, because all the experts are [either banned or] dispersed in other places round the web.
    I was just making the point that people still do program in BASIC. Period.

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    Nothing in VB can be done without an object. It is strictly object oriented and event driven. Period.

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    Originally posted by steelersfan88
    Nothing in VB can be done without an object. It is strictly object oriented and event driven. Period.
    Here's a conversation of a programmer wanting to convert VB code with no objects to Delphi. If I keep searching I will probably find some more.

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Prog..._20327896.html

    I am not here to win one over on you, I am only seeking to help and clarify whenever possible. My draw dropped when you made the comment that VB isn't BASIC. Again, you can program without objects, even in Delphi, but why would you want to?

    I recently picked up BASIC again and enjoy programming in BASIC as much as I do in any other language.

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    They can easily be converted. You jut don't have objects. You take away objects from VB you have noothing. No form, no textboxes, nothing. Everything with a property is an object. Everything in VB has properties. You figure it out.

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    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/Visual_Basic.html

    visual basic is not the same as basic. It is based on basic, but it is not the same thing.

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    'Tis nice to see my points of objewct oriented and event driven do not conflict with the provided definition. I hope you got all my messages nick ...

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    Originally posted by PeOfEo
    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/Visual_Basic.html

    visual basic is not the same as basic. It is based on basic, but it is not the same thing.
    You guys should be lawyers, LOL!

    "Unfortunately, the lack of standardization lead to many different versions mostly incompatible with each other. We can even say there are as many versions as interpreters what makes BASIC hardly portable." - http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/Ja...ticle277.shtml

    Power BASIC is based on BASIC
    Pure BASIC is based on BASIC
    True BASIC is based on BASIC
    GW BASIC is based on BASIC
    Atari BASIC is based on BASIC

    Guess what? They are all BASIC.

    Delphi and Free Pascal are not Pascal then, just because they happen to have introduced OO into the language?

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    I would agree with that, being your last statement is true. Changing the basis of a language, including the way its executes, changes the language.

    Real Pascal is UCSD Pascal. Other Pascals that differ in this are not Pascal. They are corruptions of Pascal that make the language easier for new coders.

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