Re: FreeBASIC syntax challenge games
Postby fxm » Dec 20, 2016 12:11
Everyone can propose here a FreeBASIC syntax challenge.
Take care to increment the identification number 'Enigma #id' for each new challenge (some challenges may be interlaced).
The reason I used FreeBASIC was because it was not a syntactic challenge. Plain BASIC is an easy to learn, read and use language for the everyday person interested in programming without needing them becoming an expert in computer programming or as in my case the need at the time to program electronic hardware. A language passes that test to the extent it mimics a real human language and doesn't make use of exotic or special purpose symbols and idiosyncratic ways of expressing an idea. The closer to a plain human language the better in my opinion. As I wrote elsewhere FreeBASIC is developing into an obscure non intuitive language in its race to become C++ for its more advanced users.
However yourself and others with a deep knowledge computer languages has over the years has been appreciated by us lesser mortals when it comes to programming with FreeBASIC.