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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2018, 01:15:45 PM »
Quote from: B+@RetroB
Oh wait, you probably can't see it at all! 

No guest attachments, syntax highlighting, limited editing of posts and a brawl in progress most of the time doesn't make folks want to participate in your fun challenges.

Quote from: B+@RetroB
OK John for your circle drawing challenge, try this

Mark,

I think I made it clear to everyone that I'm not a hobby programmer. I still enjoy viewing your magic.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 02:04:14 PM by John »

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2018, 04:03:34 PM »
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Excuse my ignorance, but what's special about Else If?

ELSE IF allows for nested IF structures. Script BASIC doesn't have a SELECT/CASE structure. ELSE IF does the same but with the added advantage of expression and not just constants for the CASE directive.

Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2018, 07:28:43 PM »
Quite a few modern languages allow more than just constants or numbers these days...

Personally, once I get to the point where I'm nesting IF/ElseIf, I switch to Select/Switch/etc.

Nested ElseIf's are as bad on these eyes as badly formatted brackets in C are....and just as hard to follow.

AIR.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2018, 09:57:26 AM »
The All BASIC forum surpassed its November 2010 max online number. Once again AIR saves the BASIC day.  8)

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2018, 08:59:59 AM »
Oxygen and Script BASIC may be the only open source BASIC languages still in active development. If I'm wrong, who else?
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Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2018, 09:33:56 AM »
BaCon.

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2018, 09:44:04 AM »
I hope Mike is doing okay. I miss him here on All BASIC.

Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2018, 01:02:10 PM »
SOB open source BASIC's.

What does SOB mean?

Offline AlyssonR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #83 on: November 09, 2018, 03:13:25 PM »
Well there's .....

Umm, no.

Or there's .....

Oh, that's gone, too.

Nope, I think you got it exactly.

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #84 on: November 09, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
There is one common trait between these BASIC languages, passionate developers with a desire for simplicity.



« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 04:25:47 PM by John »

Offline AlyssonR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #85 on: November 10, 2018, 02:19:43 AM »
Scriptbasic Oxygenbasic Bacon

Hard core BASIC projects.  8)

I would suggest that Bacon is its own reward - a sizzling and fragrant BASIC, perhaps.

Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2018, 09:54:33 AM »
Different tools for different jobs.

Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2018, 11:16:10 AM »
I can't see where I would use BaCon vs SB. The speed difference for tasks I would write would be undetectable. I'm too spoiled not having to declare everything before I get started with the task at hand to use anything else.

Offline AIR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #88 on: November 13, 2018, 11:50:38 AM »
You have this maddening tendency to delete/modify posts.

Your original post was about using C-Basic/Jade vs Bacon.

SB has NOTHING to do with my response, which is about c/c++ macros definitions vs BaCon.


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Re: BASIC
« Reply #89 on: November 13, 2018, 12:18:40 PM »
Sorry, I quoted the wrong post so I had to delete my response.