- The future: Is there one?

From: [at]} <Jürgen>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 08:10:27 +0200

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Wojtek Skulski schrieb:

>On Sat, 20 May 2006, Les May wrote:
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>>FreePascal boasts of being 'write once compile anywhere' and is moving
>>onto 64 bit processors.
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>Very interesting. The compiler is open source. Perhaps can be borrowed
>for porting the Component Pascal to 64-bit. Fyodor, any thought on this?
>The website is http://www.freepascal.org/
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>>There is a case for suggesting it [FreeBasic] is better than for Oberon.

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>Nothing is better than Oberon. You are talking to the BlackBox Parish
>of the Universal Oberon Church. Allelujah.
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>>One reason for their success is that they have good IDEs (at least on
>>Win machines) which enable users to make use of their already available
>>skills.

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>This is another interesting point that was touched upon a few days
>ago in this discussion. The Commercial Wing of the Oberon Church needs
>user-frendly widgets. Have a look at http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/
>Info --> About Lazarus.
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>>BB does so to a very limited degree. The document centred approach
>>has its limitations.

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>In practice one is using buttons and other such, just like everyone
>else. The document-centered interfaces are the upper-most ring of
>enlightment of the cognoscenti. Not necessary in everyday life of
>an average BlackBoxer.
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>>The case sensitivity and the use of upper case for keywords is
>>a nuisance.

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>Takes about three days to get used to. Once you get used to it,
>lower-case keywords will start looking like mess. I am talking
>from experience.
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>>Perhaps BB has one already and I just have not found it.
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>Takes three days and one page of BB code to abandon such ideas.
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>>Why does BB generate such enthusiasm from its converts? Is it the
>>framework for designing GUIs? Or is it the Component Pascal language
>>which gives the user a high level of confidence that programs are
>>correct and do exactly what they are intended to do?

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>The latter. The framework seems sort of rough at first, the GUIs
>do not look great, but the converts can see a bright light in the tunnel:
>programs are correct and do exactly what they are intended to do.
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>It takes exactly one program that is NOT correct or is doing something
>else than it was intended to do, to get converted to the Component
>Pascal despite the roughness of its GUI.
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>>One last thought. Is the future of BB already with us and called Zonnon?

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>May be. Not sure. Any thoughts anyone?
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Hi All,

let me remind, another time, GPCP from John Gough and his team from QUT.
It is both freestanding & platform independent.
Cheers
Jrgen

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