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John

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Thin-FreeBasic
« on: December 20, 2019, 05:35:07 pm »
It looks like Eros has finally abandoned PowerBasic and porting his interpreter to FreeBasic. I wonder if there is going to be a Linux version of ThinBasic?

Aurel

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Re: Thin-FreeBasic
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 12:22:53 am »
To FreeBasic...hmmm
and why not to Oxygen Basic ?
I never liked very much Free Basic so i will stay with Oxygen Basic.   ;)

Charles Pegge

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Re: Thin-FreeBasic
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 05:53:11 am »
Self-compiling thinBasic would be very cool, and technically feasible with o2 since the string system and syntax are very similar.  8)

John

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Re: Thin-FreeBasic
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 09:45:24 am »
I'm confused as well seeing all the time you spent with Eros on O2 extensions. Must be the Linux attraction or Jose Roca.

Aurel

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Re: Thin-FreeBasic
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2019, 10:06:14 am »
I see from where you dig it:
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Personally ... I started to love FreeBASIC more and more during the last months.
Especially when I discovered that JoseRoca (one of my programmer idol) started to use FreeBASIC for his WinFBX project: https://github.com/JoseRoca/WinFBX

Thinking to a strategy for going out from using Power Basic as main compiler used to develop ThinBASIC, I've come to the conclusion that FreeBASIC is the best choice:
syntax not far from Power Basic so source porting will not be a nightmare but just a matter of time
both 32/64 bits
rich set of functions
nice community that recently seems revamped
and other reasons