Poll

What BASIC compiler would you use for a client that is paying you to do it right?

PowerBASIC
0 (0%)
FreeBASIC
0 (0%)
OxygenBasic
0 (0%)
VB.Net
0 (0%)
BASIC to C translator
0 (0%)

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Offline John

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What BASIC to use?
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
This poll is to get a sense of how BASIC programmers feel about their compiler options.

Offline AlyssonR

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Re: What BASIC to use?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 01:45:14 AM »
Nobody wants me to program anything for them.

Probably just as well, really - I'm still stuck using VB6 as a compiler, but all manner of interpreted BASICs go into things I write.

Offline John

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Re: What BASIC to use?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 07:17:33 AM »
I tend to use Script BASIC as the core language and C extensions for the vast amount of open source libraries and for performance if needed.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 02:30:20 PM by John »

Offline AlyssonR

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Re: What BASIC to use?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 12:01:49 PM »
Most of what I do is embedded microprocessor stuff usning Arduino (Arduino C++), but interfaced to the host system using either VB6, VBScript or an interpreted BASIC.

Script Basic is my usual go-to interpreter, but I have been known to use QBASIC-64

VB6 is useful as it is pretty close to being identical to VBA in the Microsoft Office suite and VBScript - which means that I can just drop in most of my code (functions and subs, mainly) where it is needed.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 12:05:55 PM by AlyssonR »