From: T'h'a'd'd'e'u's L O'l'c'z'y'k
Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 11:14:28 GMT
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On 11 Dec 2002 13:22:37 -0800, NH_Guy@boxfrog.com (Dave_S) wrote:
>> There is a very good reason why major operating systems are written in C and
>> not in BASIC. Apart from FOURTH, there is no other compiled language that
>> produces the same sort of compact and efficient code as does C. Check the
>> history of C, the assembler language and the processor it was originally
>> written for and then tell me that BASIC is still the way to go...........
Actually Lisp might produce good code if you can find a vendor. If you
can't find a vendor you can write your own. There are plenty of books
on the subject, if you want to take the time.
( I mention this since Forth was brought up. If you are looking at
Forth, then you are not that far from Lisp. )
>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
Just anothe piece of scam from Bad Bill.
Did you ever consider that the effort of a person writting this
program would be worth many times more than $10,000?
So most people wouldn't take up the challenge. Those that
would and did beat him, well I bet theere is a clause that he
gets to keep and sell the program.
( BTW BG stopped writing programs well before QB 7.0. So
that was another lie. )