[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Re: [X-FB] Windoze, Linux, Unix FB Compiler

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From: Ashley Butterworth <ashley@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 01 23:50:23 +1100
>It's taken Apple how many years to get the ToolBox to it's current state ?
>
>I can't see "The Great Staz" or "The Wizard Of Compilers" or anyone else
>spending the next several lifetimes trying to reverse enginer the entire
>Toolbox, so we can just keep on writing code that would call the toolbox,
>regardless of destination platform/CPU.
>
>Not to mention the fact that Apple guards it's copyright to the ToolBox with
>roving bands of nasty foaming at the mouth lawers.
>
We don't necessarily have to rewrite the the mac ToolBox for the other 
platform, just have code that converts it for use with theirs, and if the 
don't use a ToolBox, it's just more fool them.

>And if a cross platform compiler was possible, can you imagine the size of
>the runtime, if there wasn't some sort of optimiser, to remove un-needed
>code ?
>
The compiled code would only contain the runtime for that platform not a 
universal runtime for the lot.

>We could all go write software for Micro$loth. (Me, I'd rather die)
>
No offense to any of you who do work for them (who are on this list, your 
only redemed by the fact that you use FB) but I would accept their money 
and then fill the program with anti-microsoft propoganda and mac support 
propoganda, we want microsoft to fail, but not before we take all their 
money.

>my Aus$ 0.02 cents worth
At this point id rather a US$0.02 cents worth because with the current 
US-Aus exchange rate we'd get 4 cents or their about.


  Ashley ~)~

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