On 08/20/2018 02:35 AM, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> David Wright wrote:
>> Would you agree, though, that "BASIC" is the language that must
>> have the biggest contrast between its well-endowed versions and
>> the most dire cr*p.
> Well, back then i perceived HP BASIC as the best language of all. It made
> me boss on all those expensive HP machines (from 9845B to 9000/320).
> But C ran on all Unix workstations. And as soon as i became ambidextrous
> enough, i fell in love with the display manager of the Apollo Domain DN3000.
> Microsoft's Visual Basic is said to have surpassed HP BASIC in the years
>> Where would yabasic fit?
I think it would rate fairly well. I browsed the BASICs in the
repository and seemed best matched to my preferences, specifically no GUI.
> It seems to be inspired by C (see the syntax of "open"). But why use such
> a C-BASIC when there is gcc, gdb and valgrind ?
'Cause the last time I used C was about 4 *DECADES* ago ;}
Although I have programmed, I would claim to be a *programmer*.