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Scripting Languages / Re: Scriptbasic Build Linux
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 10:48:31 PM »
I would rather invest my time getting SB into a major Linux distribution by years end.

SB on Windows needs some love from someone that still believes in the platform.

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Scripting Languages / Re: Scriptbasic Build Linux
« Last post by AIR on January 15, 2019, 10:44:33 PM »
Maintaining the Linux distribution of Script BASIC is more dynamic then it seems. The desktop side is only a small portion compared to the web scripting aspect. Trying to take on Windows as well is more than I have time for.

What you really need to do, in my opinion, is put up full working apps showing why SB could be an option when deciding how to approach a given problem domain.

You used to do that on the SB forum; take some of those and put them in a centralized location, for starters.  At the very least, create a sticky post with links to each one with a brief blurb.

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Scripting Languages / Re: Scriptbasic Build Linux
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 09:58:12 PM »
Maintaining the Linux distribution of Script BASIC is more dynamic then it seems. The desktop side is only a small portion compared to the web scripting aspect. Trying to take on Windows as well is more than I have time for.
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Scripting Languages / Re: Scriptbasic Build Linux
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 07:41:14 PM »
My problem was trying to run ./setup with an existing bin directory. It seems to work now with the fix you suggested.

Code: C
  1. sprintf(STRINGVALUE(RESULT),"%lX",lStore);
  2.  

Code: Script BASIC
  1. numhex = 0x1D4A9EBC4E94E60
  2. PRINT numhex,"\n"
  3. PRINT HEX(numhex),"\n"
  4.  


$ scriba phex.sb
131917119186620000
1D4A9EBC4E94E60
$

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Scripting Languages / Re: Scriptbasic Build Linux
« Last post by AIR on January 15, 2019, 07:11:01 PM »
Remove the 'l'.  The macros don't process all of the valid printf/sprintf format identifiers correctly.
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Open Forum / Re: BASIC
« Last post by AIR on January 15, 2019, 07:06:09 PM »
OS "Wars" are pointless.

I run macOS, Linux, AND Windows on my Mac laptop in a triple boot.  Each has their uses.  Each has their own unique idiosyncrasies.  Each requires thinking about how you do things since they are different.

So, the OS isn't the issue, the USER who bashes one and praises another is the issue.
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Open Forum / Re: BASIC
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 05:10:47 PM »
Quote from: Mike@RetroB
LOL, I know not of any MS Windows build or distro that I would ever need to make work. I've enjoyed them all OOTB without stirring a finger.

Go figure now why every Windozer tends to call Linux not a real OS, really. ;D

While they post on their Android Linux or Apple Unix phones to a website running the same.

Windows is a presentation piece and shouldn't be viewed as a real operating system that does serious work on an enterprise level.


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Open Forum / Re: BASIC
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 04:20:12 PM »
Birth of BASIC = birth of TSS Time Sharing System

I've been asked why I support Script BASIC.  Simple answer.

Business BASIC was my beginning with the language. A BASIC and OS with 5MB removable disk packs. Supporting 12 users in 64K of system memory. (OS, BASIC and user program space)  BASIC 4 and REXON.

Script BASIC can still run 95% of original Dartmouth BASIC code unmodified.
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Toolbox / Re: Programming Notes for Professionals books (FREE)
« Last post by Mike Lobanovsky on January 15, 2019, 02:43:30 PM »
Cool! 8)
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Toolbox / Re: Programming Notes for Professionals books (FREE)
« Last post by John on January 15, 2019, 02:02:58 PM »
Wow!

Thanks AIR.
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