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October 16th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Anyone here use the REAL Basic programming language?

October 16th, 2010, 02:06 AM
I used to support people that tried to use it with some hardware that a past employer used to design. IMO, I don't like any language that you have to pay money to use.

October 16th, 2010, 02:11 AM
I still like Python better, but you can do a lot of stuff with REAL Basic. That being said, you can do much more with C/C++.

October 16th, 2010, 04:30 AM
Out of curiosity, what features do you like most about it?

October 16th, 2010, 06:43 AM
Well, I made a browser out of it, a tool to manage videos, and some other small apps. Don't really have a favorite...

October 16th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Last time I looked, the sawn-off version of RealBasic was free for Linux but could only use a single-user internal sql database.

To some extent it is reassuring to have the support and image of a commercial package and I guess sometimes you shouldn't be too upset about paying for that.

Personally, I did not like the tree approach to accessing classes/subroutines. As an ex-VBer, I just prefer scrolling (or searching) up and down a single file.

From my previous rants on the forum, you can see the last line coming from at least a kilometer away: I think Gambas is better!

October 16th, 2010, 03:46 PM
I'm about to try out Gambas....it looks pretty cool!