Is FreeBasic original?

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angros47
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Is FreeBasic original?

Postby angros47 » Nov 16, 2008 17:44

I found this (hoping that nobody already posted it):
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Heights/7052/freebas.html

It seems to be an old page of an abandoned project.... how sad to see a dead freebasic.
VirusScanner
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Postby VirusScanner » Nov 16, 2008 17:50

I've seen something like this before. I believe v1ctor knew of a dead project also called FreeBASIC before starting this one, but I don't think the real FB is based off that one (besides maybe the fact that it compiles QB code).
angros47
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Postby angros47 » Nov 16, 2008 19:35

AFAIK V1c was going to call his compiler OpenBasic, then he saw a dozen of dead project with the same name, and so chose the name Freebasic.
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Nov 16, 2008 20:58

That project, or maybe another one, is also listed here:
http://freebasic.org/
angros47
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Postby angros47 » Nov 16, 2008 21:21

It's another one.... so we already have 3 freebasic :-0

Anyway, the SmallBASIC is in a worst situation, now that Microsoft made a compiler for kids named Small Basic (a mix between gwbasic and logo)

At least FB will never have this problem (can you imagine Microsoft using the word "free" in a product's name?)

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