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John

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #150 on: May 04, 2018, 10:33:37 AM »
I removed my post that may have been over the line.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #151 on: May 04, 2018, 01:21:26 PM »
  I guess adam is trying to do exactly what i started few years ago.
I hope they get it done quicker, being a team and everything.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #152 on: May 04, 2018, 01:51:49 PM »
If they were to release a 10.05 free update addressing issuses discovered since Bob died, it would be a huge boost to Drake's credibility.

PB actually gives me hope that BASIC is still alive. If you have users believing PowerBASIC has a future, projects like O2 that are actively supported have a chance at restoring interest in language. I don't think people look at BASIC and see COBOL. (yet)
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2018, 12:08:16 AM »
PowerBASIC is like Frank Sinatra and Oxygen Basic is like Elton John.
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #154 on: May 07, 2018, 12:26:03 PM »
Nice to see the JRS forum alive again with the help of recent interest in O2. For awhile there, I thought JRS died with Bob.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #155 on: May 30, 2018, 02:13:35 PM »
Quote from: J Roca
Anyway, I believe that almost all the DDTer's will continue to use PB for ever.

Forever may be as soon as current Windows breaks PB.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2018, 03:00:23 AM »
Quote from: Mary Jo Folley
There may be some more movement as part of today's reorg. Microsoft seems to be interested in distancing itself from the Microsoft Windows-first legacy which has been in place for years.

Forever is getting nearer.
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2018, 11:05:50 PM »
Is there some tradition I missed that developers feel a need to ignore dead BASIC languages and continue on as if they are supported and active projects?

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #158 on: June 02, 2018, 11:45:05 PM »
With reference to PowerBASIC, my feeling about the language can best be described by the English word undead that comes from the Anglo-Saxon horror movie subculture and has no direct synonym in Slavonic languages. :)
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