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« on: February 13, 2005, 03:02:20 PM »

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I cannot imagine someone's hobby project being even a shadow of the nigh perfection we've come to depend on in the offerings from PowerBASIC. With PB, everything works exactly like you expect it to... even in the subtle details. Want to increment the FOR/NEXT variable in the middle of the loop? Go ahead! They've designed for it.

If you build a product around a compiler like this, or any of the other freeware toolkits I've seen, you'll always be wondering if it really is working right, reliably, every time. It's worth the price to buy PowerBASIC for the system manual alone, let alone the compiler, and the community of people who "go the distance" to help each other.


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It may compile fine...

Some of us write software that drives medical equipment. Others program sophisticated accounting programs and financial forcasting software that flexes the compiler's feature set to the max... we can't be worried about stuff like that.



Some people bash something they haven't even tried out. Cheesy  Some of these people are as bad as some C users.  Smiley  Take a look for laughs.

http://www.powerbasic.com/support/forums/Forum12/HTML/001557.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005, 03:16:28 PM »

PowerBASIC stinks at a mile of distance.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005, 03:32:19 PM »

I like it how he takes the thing about old QB 4.5/7.1 source-code (It may compile fine) and somehow manages to completely change it's meaning.

Not to mention, that, if you read on, you realize that he writes medical programs.
But not only that, but he distributes the source, and then the hospital has to compile it themselves, each time they need the program.


Why else would he make that comment? :lol:


And not to diss or anything but:
"Others program sophisticated accounting programs and financial forcasting software that flexes the compiler's feature set to the max"

How would that be different from any other program? There's only a set number of commands, if every command works.. then uhm.. any properly coded program will work.. it's as simple as that.



"we can't be worried about stuff like that."
Nah, why bother writing flawless code when the compiler just hides the error and your faulty program runs anyways.


*Wanders off aimlessly.. crashes into wall.. recompiles with PB, wall goes away* WOHO! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005, 03:35:20 PM »

People are dumb. :-P
v1c's a genius, and FreeBASIC will completely blow away PowerBASIC any day of the week.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005, 06:44:33 PM »

Once it comes out from the Beta stages... I think that Powerbasic will lose all their MSDOS and CC market.

It's like:

"We have product A and product B which are designed for the same thing.

Product A is worse and costs $100.

Product B is like 10 times better and costs nothing.

PLEASE BUY PRODUCT A!!"

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2005, 06:52:33 PM »

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Once it comes out from the Beta stages... I think that Powerbasic will lose all their MSDOS and CC market.

It's like:

"We have product A and product B which are designed for the same thing.

Product A is worse and costs $100.

Product B is like 10 times better and costs nothing.

PLEASE BUY PRODUCT A!!"

:lol:


The problem is, most managers think exactly that way.
If its cost is zero then its worthless, litteraly :-(
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2005, 07:01:21 PM »

they don't even seem to realize the fact that freebasic is only a few months old. Or at least, it SEEMS like they don't realize it... Wink

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It's worth the price to buy PowerBASIC for the system manual alone, let alone the compiler, and the community of people who "go the distance" to help each other.


Freebasic is free... it has some documentation... and i believe that our community outclasses their by a country mile from what i've seen. Smiley

someone with powerbasic should run some benchmark tests, to see if Powerbasic is truly as "1337" as they claim. Smiley  It could be a new topic:  Freebasic vs Powerbasic!  Watch as Freebasic blows away it's competitor!  Next week: Freebasic vs Libertybasic!
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2005, 07:01:58 PM »

There seems to be quite some arrogance at that forum...

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I cannot imagine someone's hobby project being even a shadow of the nigh perfection

O Ye of Little Faith!

I believe hobbyists often produce the best quality items, since their love is for their work itself rather than the money it might generate.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2005, 08:20:40 PM »

You can get a trial of PowerBasic... run some tests!
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2005, 08:43:10 PM »

Or you can just get it for free on emule. Cheesy Why pay actual money for an inferior compiler? :Huh:
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2005, 10:14:07 PM »

But seriously, adosorken,

why take something that's not given? That's a fine difference between all these "products" and a free software developed by a community. This one is even developed public... and it's a question of the community's quality, what it will be in the end and when it will leave beta-state. (thx to the main developers, a great start)
Then will be the right time to compare, not now.
And it looks like that could give a hard time to "power"-freaks and all the other half-hearted "communities"....
Free as in freedom, neither like in speech nor in beer...more than all of that half-cooked stuff..
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2005, 11:21:29 PM »

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PowerBASIC stinks at a mile of distance.

Nathan, I don't understand. In another thread of mine, you recommended PowerBasic to me today. What does your above comment actually mean?
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2005, 11:23:23 PM »

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You can get a trial of PowerBasic... run some tests!

I browsed the PB site a few minutes ago. I couldn't find any trial version. Where did you see it?
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2005, 04:50:55 AM »

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PowerBASIC stinks at a mile of distance.

Nathan, I don't understand. In another thread of mine, you recommended PowerBasic to me today. What does your above comment actually mean?
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I.e. compared to freeBASIC. Sorry, my post was out of context Cheesy

I meant that fB is a modern program that runs on Win32, MSDOS32 and Linux  platforms, and PB is a 16 bits compiler that is good but belongs to the time of 386 computers.

It was a lame and rude comment that should have been posted on the PB forums Tongue Note that the original post in this thread was about people dissing fB without having even tried it, the kind of people who think that if it's free, it's bad. The "PB stinks" is the only intelligent reply to their intelligent attitude.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2005, 11:32:47 AM »

For what I have seen PB users are a little angry with PB Inc for the lack of developement in the past years....

Perhaps we will soon have a version of FB with PB syntax...
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