From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 05:31:12 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 07:48:40 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Michel Catudal
wrote (in <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
about 'Which basic compiler to buy?', on Sun, 15 Dec 2002:
>>>question is, what language lets you write the code you need the fastest,
>> It is if you are a real programmer, as opposed to someone who writes
>> programs only when there is no alternative. Speed is then not a
>> priority, just so long as the program does what you want.
>Speed is an issue in most embedded programming where there is money to make
>and if you need to stay in business.
Please READ what I wrote.
>If all you want to do is display "Press on any key to continue"
>or "Press on ctrl alt del to restart" perhaps you are right but in the real
>world this is a different situation.
Although it was snipped from the last message, I listed contour
plotting, return loss calculation, d.c. power supply design as examples
of stuff I've done in BASIC, by modifying others' original programs.
>If you are closing a window and someone has his hand in there you must
>be there when that happens. If your processor takes it's sweet time you
>will crush the hand or you may kill a kid if it's his neck in the window.
>Speed is not important you say for a real programmer?
PLEASE READ WHAT I WROTE. I DIDN'T WRITE THAT.
>I would be interested to see your definition of a real programmer.
No, you'd only criticize it without reading it.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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