[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Lurking Newbie Question

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From: Brian Stevens <brilor@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 15:25:59 -0700
On Aug 22, 2004, at 11:02 AM, Adam Bell wrote:

> The last serious programming I did was some MacForth device drivers, a 
> bit of Fortran, and a fair amount of C on an SE/30 years ago; and 
> given that the only Basic programs I've ever written were on a 
> RadioShack TRS 100 using it as an inexpensive digital controller. More 
> recently, I wrote a bunch of cgi scripts in SuperCard using their 
> Flamethrower interface to Quid Pro Quo, but that was all pre-OS X.
>

Adam,

Welcome!  Ken & Scott gave you some good info. If you were writing 
device drivers in MacForth, FB4 is probably more your cup of tea than 
an RB.  FB4 uses many of the same operators as C while retaining all 
the easy-to-use BASIC keywords. MacForth was one of the first Mac 
Languages for me, but I quickly switched to Zbasic (FB's predecessor ) 
since it corresponded to my traditional procedural training in Pascal 
and Fortran. Don't forget to adjust your mind to standard notation 
instead of RPN!!

Brian S.