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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:45 pm
by SlowCoder
Just an innocent question (and some comments afterwards :)) ...

I'm only just recently coming back to QB after a 15 year absence. Now I see that there is the free FB compiler, and the QB64 (which I haven't looked at yet). But users of these different programs seem to be rubbing each other in the wrong way.

Why is it that I'm seeing so much friction between folks who are using these different programs? Seems like if you only use QB (me), you're doomed to non-respect by the other groups.

I'm sure the BASIC community is very small (in the eyes of the Internet). There's no sense in squabbling about who's is bigger, right? Let's just enjoy ourselves.

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:08 pm
by sid6.7
it just like with anything else...for example

mustang and camero owners would slit each others throats
given the chance if one said the others car was a piece of junk.

and many QB forums allow FB thats just a rumble
waiting to happen... :twisted:

we try to keep it to a dull roar here... :roll: :oops:

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:46 pm
by burger2227
True, but there have alwasys been competition between the OS you use and the Programming Language you prefer.

C, FB, QB64 and others offer a lot more than QB out of the box. But they all do not adhere to the Basic language. QB can do a lot, but if you need more then use something else.

Why fight about it? Use whatever you prefer.



Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:43 pm
by choasruler5151
I've only used QB 7.1 PDS, I Stuck to the original last 5 years. I've never touched FB, I been meaning to try it out though, no point in stereotypes. As for QB64, it's aim is to make QB/PDS/QuickBasic native for the 3 major OSes (WIN,OS X, LINUX). it is fully compatible with QB, (with a few bugs). all it really does is provide a classic QB IDE look and generates a Load of C++ code. which, in theory is the logical choice. If you can make Win/Lin native apps using Qbasic Procedures, then being able to modify the generated C++ code for optimization, why not? long story short, QB is the original, FB is the open source copy so that in case Microsoft ever wanted to sue all the unlicensed QB users, we'd have a fall back, And QB64 is QB without DOS by using source code translation into c++. I still use the original (until QB64 hits OS X).
...All in all, it's up to you, you know that the most stable is the original, while QB64 has added features, and FB is... Well free. Good luck choosing!

heeeelp! the beep dont stop!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:34 pm
by bongomeno
dont forget about good old gee whizz basic!!! i still use it sometimes... lol

heeeelp! the beep dont stop!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:34 pm
by bongomeno
dont forget about good old gee whizz basic!!! i still use it sometimes... lol

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:47 pm
by bungytheworm
It is in human nature why we bark "this" and praise "that".

In world of basic programming, there is so many dialects that for sure, you will find the one you like to use.
Use FB, QB64, CoolBasic, yaBasic, Liberty Basic...

Currently i like FB and yaBasic. But QB64 looks very good choice in future. And jump from dialect A to dialect B wont be too big.