fabrizio wrote:Your criticism seems aimed not just at FB, but at modern programming languages in general.
Yes, that's right.
When I discovered FB I had the impression it was aimed to be the heir of the original BASIC, the one that was made especially for beginners. According to some of the answers I got here FB was rooted from the beginning on mainly in the syntax of QB, and is moving on now. I still don't know where to, but as this will be beyond my programming skills anyway, what difference does it make.
Thus my initial question how BASIC FreeBasic is seems to be answered.