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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #105 on: November 14, 2018, 08:40:16 AM »
Script BASIC by design is an embeddable scripting engine API that comes with a console mode interpreter and multi-threaded web server as examples of its use. Drag & drop is outside of the scope of its purpose.

You might want to check out the IUP IDE code challenge to make your wish come true.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #106 on: November 14, 2018, 11:34:06 AM »
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Otherwise, I find SB to be eminently useful for back-end and background functions, even if I do use VB6 lmost exclusively.

VB6 and Script BASIC in your toolbox almost makes programming a free ride.  8)


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Re: BASIC
« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2018, 08:02:42 PM »
This Dilbert strip pretty much makes my point why I use Script BASIC.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #108 on: November 14, 2018, 08:11:06 PM »
Well....it took me half a day to setup up a SB dev environment on my Mac....I had to modify SB's perl files to get it to detect my perl paths so it could install the esd.pl module...so there's that.  And no, it's not a macOS issue, the detection code was written against an old version of perl (early 2000's)...it wouldn't work on my RasPI or Linux server either until I tweaked it.

AIR.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #109 on: November 14, 2018, 08:34:55 PM »
Those build scripts and make files have only been touched by you since I picked up the project from Peter. I was serious when I said SB wouldn't be where it is today without the many contributions to the project you have made.

The comic refers to application programming not language development.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #110 on: November 15, 2018, 01:38:56 AM »
@Air -

Thankyou. Can we expect to see your tweaks rolled into the SB release at some point?

Given that I'm not using Linux or Mac, this is just for information.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2018, 06:26:30 AM »
I would assume so; John is handling that part...

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2018, 09:41:58 AM »
AIR maintains his own private SB-DEV sandbox which I'm pulling from and pushing to the public version in the sandbox. I'm pushing my extension modules I built over the years and will follow up with integrating it into the current build system. I'm following AIR's lead as he is more experianced in this area.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2018, 11:42:03 PM »
The future of BASIC is dependent on its ability to stay relevant.  I feel Script BASIC is the best hope to keep the language in the toolbox.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #114 on: November 16, 2018, 01:48:20 AM »
Thank you both.

To my mind, BASIC will always be relevant at, at least, some level.

I've always found it to be the best tool for quick & dirty automation tasks, and when I was stil sysadminning at a school, it was my go-to for the annual file purge and user-account regeneration. An estimated 12 hours of keypushing reduced to a single command-line and a wait of 4 hours for the job to complete.

I never said it was fast, did I?

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #115 on: November 20, 2018, 07:48:13 PM »
Quote from: Brian P. Hogan
Iíve coded since 1988. Tech comes and goes. To have a long career:

1. Learn how to learn
2. Build comm skills
3. Continuously improve through challenges, practice, and feedback
4. Show empathy
5. Be ethical
6. Give more than you get
7. Show humility
8. Be flexible
9. Show up
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Re: BASIC - Naalaa MIA
« Reply #116 on: November 20, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
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Cool idea.

If we had a dedicated NaaLaa section on this forum, the problem would be solved.

Marcus is an All BASIC forum member / developer that makes occasional announcements. He is always welcome here in any form.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #117 on: November 24, 2018, 10:11:58 AM »
Scripting is the new programming language standard.

Who would ever of thought a browser scripting engine would evolve into an Enterprise server?
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