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Author Topic: Some Advice Please!  (Read 1645 times)
dondechman
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« on: April 03, 2004, 11:49:48 AM »

I have an old computer with Windows 95 and MS-DOS QBasic Copyright 1987-1991.

I like to write programs to solve complicated recreational math problems.

Should I download a newer version of QBasic or QuickBASIC?

I would like to stay with QB language and not get into C++.

Thanks for your help!
Don Dechman
Charleston, WV
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2004, 11:58:22 AM »

There isn't a new version of QBasic, you have the latest (v.1.1, free with MSDOS 6.22 and Windows 9X). QB was also discontinued in 1988 (last version: 4.5), the Basic Compiler was discontinued in 1990 (with PDS 7.1) and Visual Basic for DOS only released one version in 1992.

I would recommend getting Visual Basic for DOS. It is the most powerful compiler in the Microsoft line for MSDOS. You can grab it from http://www.download-qb.tk . The BASIC dialect it uses is a superset of QBasic's, that means that everything that works in your QBasic interpreter will work in VBDOS, plus it has a lot of extra features.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2004, 10:03:59 PM »

VBDOS is good, but it's an extra 5 megs to download. IMHO 7.1 is fine.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2004, 07:03:18 AM »

Qb v7.1 is the best =). It has a lot of good features. Also, if you get into advanced stuff you can use math libraries which add more features to the existing language.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2004, 10:22:38 AM »

QB 7.1 does not exist. You mean PDS 7.1.

But no, VBDOS is better.
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