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Offline Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 01:12:44 PM »
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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2018, 01:17:33 PM »
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Script BASIC was finished even way back when it first appeared on its original scriptbasic dot com site. It came in two flavors (Linux and Windows), was supplied with exhaustive user and developer documentation, and included a number of exemplary and practical extensions (both front- and back-end) to allow for future diversification and expansion.

Peter Verhas was as meticulous a language developer as there only can be. What his successors tried and achieved to a varying degree of success was building upon the solid base he was so prescient to provide.

That is the best and most honest statement about the status of SB I have heard to date, Thanks for getting everyone derailed back on track.

Anything I've asked of Script BASIC has never uncovered a limitation. That builds loyalty and the desire to promote its merit.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2018, 10:45:35 PM »
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So tell John he can come back. (if he wants to)

There isn't anyone there that isn't already on the All BASIC forum (including the owner of RetroB) I care to collaborate with. (No D&B presence or instances of the Aurel class) Many of the BASIC developers are members as that was the forum's focus in the beginning. It's more of of senior developer group that pings each other from time to time. Of course you will always have something going on with Script BASIC extending its feature set.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2018, 11:47:24 PM »
There are only 3 BASIC languages I will spend any time with or contribute code for.

  • Script BASIC
  • Oxygen Basic
  • VB6

Every other language I work with is non-BASIC. (C, PHP, JavaScript)

Offline AlyssonR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 02:05:33 AM »
The current challenge going on at RetroB is being able to walk away with your reputation intact.

That's a non-starter in the first place.

The kids' bickering ruins their reputations.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2018, 07:59:51 AM »
RetroB needs to declare they're a hobby group and profressional programmers stay away as they are spoiling the fun.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2018, 09:01:49 AM »
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"Script Basic was finished even way back when it first appeared..."(see attachment)

2001 or 2002? I forget, it was done deal back then, no new development needed.

Doesn't that make it dead according to Tomaaz opinion, sorry I still say it's an opinion?

Script BASIC was released in 2001 as an embeddable scripting engine. Scriba the console interpreter was created as an example of how to use the language API as was the web server to show multi-tbreading. Why should I try to meet the needs of hobbyist with a demo program?
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2018, 09:24:47 AM »
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You know this challenge was originally directed at Script Basic, I confess now that I worked up my boring example (probably not a great example of SmallBASIC) and Peter his, could someone offer a good representative one of Script Basic code? Maybe AlyssonR or (old) Mike?

Heck! I wouldn't mind seeing new Mike's version either! :) maybe a GUI sample, I would think it actually useful and not waste of time.

And D, can SpecBas do this?

"Inquiring minds want to know."

Script BASIC has directory walking built into the syntax of the language.

RTFM

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2018, 11:46:06 AM »
Rather than posting forum farts and challenging each other to their potency, the All BASIC wiki is a resource to document and share concepts that may improve the BASIC language in general.
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2018, 11:58:06 AM »
I think Aurel missed his calling. He should be hosting a geek show with a Cramer Mad Money twist.

Mark (B+) needs to come up for air. It would be embarrassing to find him face down in a toddlers pool.  :-\
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Re: BASIC
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2018, 11:30:33 PM »
BRUN



Offline AlyssonR

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2018, 01:54:45 AM »
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You know this challenge was originally directed at Script Basic, I confess now that I worked up my boring example (probably not a great example of SmallBASIC) and Peter his, could someone offer a good representative one of Script Basic code? Maybe AlyssonR or (old) Mike?

Heck! I wouldn't mind seeing new Mike's version either! :) maybe a GUI sample, I would think it actually useful and not waste of time.

And D, can SpecBas do this?

"Inquiring minds want to know."

Script BASIC has directory walking built into the syntax of the language.

RTFM


AlyssonR will NOT be entering into the debate over there ... I think it would be fair to say that I'm not bothering with them at all.

Hell's bells, I only joined in order to access John'a thread on COM.

Offline Mike Lobanovsky

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2018, 04:25:56 AM »
John,

May I vocalize some BP-ers' invitation for you to re-join the BASIC section of retrogamecoding dot org? I promised them to do that.

I think with a pinch of good humor added to your attitude towards you new (old) co-forumers, you can still manage very well there. :)
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Offline John

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2018, 08:38:38 AM »
Thanks for the invatation but I'm done dealing with the bitterness and no longer wish to be a member of the BBC.



When I gaze at the BASIC universe, I know the names of the stars.

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Re: BASIC
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2018, 08:14:23 AM »
Peter Verhas and his new Java 11 book.



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