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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 03:29:57 PM »

Ralph and Ted,

You guys are probably right about QB.EXE being QuickBASIC and not QBasic. Back around 1988, Microsoft was putting out one version after another of QuickBASIC and QBasic and sending them to existing customers.

Since I never use QB.EXE and only compile using QuickBASIC's BC.EXE, I really can't say what "Basic" QB.EXE belongs to. I can only guess. Sorry if I assumed that it was QBasic.

Ted, regarding my not using the IDE, I did some testing when it was first sent to me, and I didn't like it. Please give me the benefit of the doubt to make my own decisions about this. It's simple. Having been programming for 27 years at the time (1988), I didn't like any editor or IDE that arbitrarily changed my code, no matter how well-intentioned.

Regards..... Moneo

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 07:58:54 PM »

If you don't like the IDE, fine. Just don't start talking about how it works or how it doesn't!

We have had NUMEROUS arguments about number designations and you are usually DEAD WRONG! You have no concept of Singles or Doubles.

Stick to what you like. Talk about what you know. Don't try to FORCE people to believe that your way of thinking is the only way! People who ask questions are usually using the IDE because it IS helpful. I bet you didn't even read the Help Index!

I know that a lot of your compiled code had to be tossed away for stupid mistakes that the IDE could have easily caught first. Is that smart? Why would ANYBODY use a simple text editor when it comes free with the program?

Also compiling ALL of your code makes it utterly USELESS to newer programmers trying to learn something.
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