Trinity wrote:I am first and fore most here (at FreeBasic.net) because of FreeBasics "console" capabilities and because for me then true freedom as a "high level" programmer is only available in console programming - otherwise one is just caught up in a lot of "Windows".
It depends on what you want to program. For my hardware projects FB gave me the speed and low level programming environment I was used to using on the old machines. It allowed me to program as if I was still using the old machines but one with lots of memory and speed. Although on the old machines I used to write most of my programs using Assembler for speed, until I learnt to program in C, I see no real value in using Assembler today. I don't usually use the C like abilities of FreeBASIC.