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From: Michel Catudal
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: 12 Dec 2002 22:10:11 -0600
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> In the 90's Bill Gates had a standing offer that he could accomplish
> writing any office/database program in QB 7.0 professional that would
> function as well as anything written in C or he would pay the
> challenger $10,000
The same moron who said that 640k of ram and 40M of hard disk is more
than most people would ever need.
> To illustrate a point program the task of writting "hello world" in
> Qbasic and then write it in C. What is the executable size of each?
> Qbasic - maybe 10K
> C - at least 300K Hmmmmm - C was described as a fine edged scapel,
> why is the wound so big???
You've been using Microsoft's C Compiler?
With borland you should have something under 10k.
Tired of Microsoft's rebootive multitasking?
then it's time to upgrade to Linux.
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