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by TheMG
Apr 02, 2011 21:21
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Language Extension Through Preprocessing
Replies: 47
Views: 8926

I agree with agamemnus. Extend sounds like you are modifying the original in some way, inherit makes it clear that there is a new class that takes on the properties of the old one.
by TheMG
Apr 02, 2011 21:18
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: which is faster, GCC or freebasic?
Replies: 32
Views: 5606

The benchmarks would be no different if FreeBASIC was the original and the others were adapted from it, given that it is basically the same language as C. The benchmark is left without some of the optimizations you did because it is testing if the compiler can do it itself (the way optimizations sho...
by TheMG
Apr 02, 2011 17:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: which is faster, GCC or freebasic?
Replies: 32
Views: 5606

TJF: Those FreeBASIC benchmarks were left that way for a reason: they are comparing like for like. The C, Pascal and FreeBASIC versions of a test should all be as close to each other as possible so that you are not measuring the skill of the programmer, only the optimization of the compiler!
by TheMG
Mar 16, 2011 19:20
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: which is faster, GCC or freebasic?
Replies: 32
Views: 5606

TJF: That "benchmark" is *very* simple and is not going to offer you a very good idea of their relative speeds. A much better, comprehensive set of benchmarks is here. It's old, from 2008, though. As you can see variants of C/++ are a fair bit faster than FreeBASIC.
by TheMG
Feb 17, 2010 1:53
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What would you change about the FB ecosystem?
Replies: 67
Views: 12206

Sebastian: I've found the same thing, but it's a bit of an illusion. Previously visited links are displayed in black (like normal text), but new links are blue. As a poster, of course we've visited our own links. But yeah, although it's less of a problem, I'd still like it to be fixed.
by TheMG
Feb 14, 2010 15:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: C++ ABI or what is needed to link a C++ lib to FB code
Replies: 18
Views: 3752

What's more, a C++ emitter was never the intention. It would be of no use to write one.
by TheMG
Feb 09, 2010 16:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What would you change about the FB ecosystem?
Replies: 67
Views: 12206

The SMF forum software has a admin setting to set the delay time between posts to prevent flooding . Yes, most forum software has such a facility . ------- On a serious note, I think the front page should be completely redesigned. I'm not asking for any "flash" as people say, but it is very hard to...
by TheMG
Feb 08, 2010 17:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What would you change about the FB ecosystem?
Replies: 67
Views: 12206

I think it would be good to, as vdecampo and stylin said, modernize the website, maybe through the wiki. Leading on from duke4e, I'd like to see a more advanced forum software (this thing is years old), and a bit more liberal management, such as PMs, reintroduction of the off topic, avatars. I sugge...
by TheMG
Feb 08, 2010 17:16
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Happy Super Bowl Day !
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

I don't know what sport is played, but I've heard a lot about the adverts (commercials, to you).
by TheMG
Jan 28, 2010 16:04
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is FreeBasic still continued to develop?
Replies: 139
Views: 31039

If I wanted to generate C code to run my FreeBASIC application on OS X, would I need to run the compiler on a currently supported platform? Hypothetically, if a mac port was created, the original port of FBC would be cross compiled (producing the mac binary under windows with the windows binary). C...
by TheMG
Jan 26, 2010 17:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Is FreeBasic still continued to develop?
Replies: 139
Views: 31039

Well, front end would usually mean that it gives GCC something that the backend (code generator and optimizer) can handle, which would be some form of IR. This was the original intention, as far as I know. However GIMPLE (and/or the general structure of GCC) was deemed to messy/difficult to work wit...
by TheMG
Jan 22, 2010 23:42
Forum: General
Topic: Circles
Replies: 1988
Views: 141912

Are you guys still trying to draw circles, after 600+ replies?
by TheMG
Jan 19, 2010 22:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: History of FreeBASIC
Replies: 17
Views: 4435

Uhh, thats combining two similar meaning phrases, "no limits" and "endless possibilities" to create one that means something completely different xD.
by TheMG
Jan 18, 2010 17:48
Forum: Projects
Topic: FreeBasic Data Structures
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Interesting. I was reading through your implementation of DataObj, and I didn't see a way to use other data types (e.g. pointers to a struct). Is it possible?
by TheMG
Jan 14, 2010 15:55
Forum: Projects
Topic: FbEdit
Replies: 962
Views: 151374

It could also be that the program is running (check Task Manager -> Processes).

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