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Hard
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time to say goodbye

Postby Hard » Oct 23, 2009 23:12

hey there

at this point i have to say goodbye. freebasic helped me alot and therefore i wanna thank everyone who helped becoming freebasic what it is right now.

freebasic brought me from my hobby to my profession. but as my skills evolved, my requirements grew. i now came to the point where i quite need to use c++.

just to name a few reasons:
stability (longint >> double)
ability (dynamic arrays inside a udt - vector)

i dont wanna start a discussion here, but i really just wanted to thank you all for this neat community and say goodbye.

best wishes for the future - hard
angros47
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Postby angros47 » Oct 24, 2009 11:53

Goodbye, and best wishes for your work!

Come back sometimes to visit us!
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Postby technoweasel » Oct 24, 2009 15:44

Good bye. I also moved on to C(++) after awhile. Good luck, and don't forget to return to the forum sometimes.
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Postby rdc » Oct 24, 2009 19:05

I use both, so don't be surprised if you get the urge to FB. :) C++ can be really a pain sometimes, and the simplicity of FB is refreshing.
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Postby Dr_D » Oct 25, 2009 1:38

rdc wrote:I use both, so don't be surprised if you get the urge to FB. :) C++ can be really a pain sometimes, and the simplicity of FB is refreshing.


I concur. At any rate, see ya later dude. :)
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Postby lemontree » Oct 26, 2009 6:51

I would never use the terms C++ and stability in the same breath.
C was developed to make programming 8-bit microprocessors easier.
C++ was for 16 bit microprocessors and there it should have stopped.
Up to you if you want to spend years learning C++. It is unlikely that you will be able to do anything productive in the medium of that language.
Better to chose Java, C# or ActionScript 3, particularly if employment is a goal.
angros47
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Postby angros47 » Oct 26, 2009 10:31

Better to chose Java, C# or ActionScript 3, particularly if employment is a goal.


They are much slower than C++, because they require a virtual machine.

A good alternative could be D (more modern than C++, supports much features of Java/C#/Actionscript, built-in string support, and compiles to native code)
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Postby DaveUnit » Oct 26, 2009 22:53

angros47 wrote:
Better to chose Java, C# or ActionScript 3, particularly if employment is a goal.


They are much slower than C++, because they require a virtual machine.

A good alternative could be D (more modern than C++, supports much features of Java/C#/Actionscript, built-in string support, and compiles to native code)


Actually java is VERY fast now. the Just In-Time(JIT) compiler is great. Java is approaching speeds of C/C++ type languages. Don't underestimate the java vm!
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Re: time to say goodbye

Postby Landeel » Oct 27, 2009 14:48

Hard wrote:stability (longint >> double)


http://cia.vc/stats/project/fbc/.message/3f5b28
Hard
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Re: time to say goodbye

Postby Hard » Oct 27, 2009 16:51

thanks guys for the farewell



thats awesome - but alas too late for me ^^
Mel_3
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Is there a "Free C++"

Postby Mel_3 » Nov 17, 2009 13:11

This thread made me wonder... is there a "Free C++"

If so would some kind soul post what and where and any comments.

Thanks for the help.

PS

Also would like references to other "free" compilers for other languages like "D" and others. Thanks again.
angros47
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Postby angros47 » Nov 17, 2009 16:00

The "free C++" is GCC (http://gcc.gnu.org): it's self-hosting (like freebasic), uses binutils (like freebasic), and Linux has been written with it.

For D, have a look at http://dgcc.sourceforge.net/
srvaldez
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Postby srvaldez » Nov 18, 2009 0:18

there are also free IDE's usung gcc, there's Dev C++ http://wxdsgn.sourceforge.net/
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Postby Galeon » Nov 18, 2009 0:35

Java is very slow in my Linux box. I think Python is faster, the same speeds with compiled programs in my comp.
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Postby DaveUnit » Nov 18, 2009 20:01

Galeon wrote:Java is very slow in my Linux box. I think Python is faster, the same speeds with compiled programs in my comp.

python faster than java? noooo way that would happen unless something is terribly wrong on your linux box. I used to hate java but I've really grown to like it a lot. Especially since I'm using it constantly in college. Even android smartphones run java code. it's really not that slow anymore.

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