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Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Nekrophidius on October 22, 2003, 09:48:41 PM
I did some research and have discovered that I cannot keep my new compiler named what it's named. So therefore, I'm opening up a little challenge to the Qmunity to name it. For those who haven't seen the project yet (wake up! oh...nevermind heehee), go to http://qbwin.lostsocksoftware.com/ and check it out. Anyways, this project needs a legitimate name, so I'm encouraging all creative thinkers to come up with a name for it. Whoever's name I like best will be the official name and the winner's name will appear in the credits and I might throw in a couple of other things too (to be announced).

And yes...unlike my "Here's a challenge for you all", this is a legitimate challenge with a real message :)

-nekrophidius  :evil:


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Plasma on October 22, 2003, 10:32:20 PM
How about NextBasic?

(Or NexBasic if you want, a little easier to pronounce...)

Both nextbasic.com and nexbasic.com are available, and searching for either on Google returns no relevant results, which is always a good sign...


btw, how come all the image links on your site are dead?


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: seph on October 22, 2003, 10:45:18 PM
Yeah. Here.

    Base32
    QBase32
    Basic32
    QBasic32
    uglQbasic


You like?


Title: random ideas
Post by: Meg on October 22, 2003, 11:15:28 PM
"Dubya Basic"

"BoostedBasic"

"Giant $&%*ing Q"

"Basic-ally"

"BetterBasic"

"NotSoBasic"

"The Artist Formerly Known as BASIC"

*peace*

Meg.


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Sterling Christensen on October 22, 2003, 11:20:06 PM
qbasic32 would probably still violate Microsoft's trademark on the name 'qbasic'.

In no paticular order:
NextBasic or NexBasic (plasma's idea)
SpeedBasic
FutureBasic (might already be taken)
Free Basic Developement System
Open Basic Developement System
Basic32
B32
Basic²
Lost Sock Basic Compiler
WinBasic

Hmmm... I'll keep brainstorming and editing this post.


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Agamemnus on October 23, 2003, 12:24:04 AM
CPL 0

Common Programming Language (Iteration) 0


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on October 23, 2003, 03:35:18 AM
Well, I think it's important to point out that QB is an incorect acronym. You see BASIC is already an acronym so shortening BASIC again is a bit....strange. I don't really mind but I was warned on this by some people outside QBasic(heh) community.

My advice.

Simple. QBasic For Windows.

And I think you are allowed to call it QBasic. I mean, if you plan to make it freeware.


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: toonski84 on October 23, 2003, 06:14:04 AM
QuickB32
BasQ32
Bashizzie.
RBasic
SBasic
TBasic
UBasic
VBasic
WBasic

etc.


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Nekrophidius on October 23, 2003, 09:28:21 AM
OK I think I found one I like...

Although there already is a compiler called OpenBASIC, using the term "Open Basic Development System" doesn't tread on it. There is an "Open BASIC", but it's for porting VAX BASIC applications from VMS to UNIX, and I have no plans of supporting UNIX at this point in time.

So I think I'm going to go with "Open Basic Development System". OBDS is a pretty good acronym. Dunno, the name just kinda grabbed me. What does everyone else think?

Ironically...I can't use QBasic because it is copyrighted by Microsoft...however, if I were to use it, one of two things would happen:

1. They would take it to court, and in doing so, acknowledge its existence, therefore hindering their attempts to eliminate DOS
2. They would ignore it, therefore giving up rights to the trademark, making it and its derivatives "open"

-nekrophidius  :evil:


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Lanzaa on October 23, 2003, 07:29:04 PM
Quote from: "Nekrophidius"

Ironically...I can't use QBasic because it is copyrighted by Microsoft...however, if I were to use it, one of two things would happen:

1. They would take it to court, and in doing so, acknowledge its existence, therefore hindering their attempts to eliminate DOS
2. They would ignore it, therefore giving up rights to the trademark, making it and its derivatives "open"


 :lol:  Now thats funny someone should do that


Title: A challenge to all QB conceptualists
Post by: Nekrophidius on October 23, 2003, 07:54:43 PM
I hope someone does...I'd love to see which way Microsoft goes :)

-nekrophidius  :evil: