Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:48 PM
Programming languages all evolved from each other, and BASIC was a fairly major stepping stone towards getting us where we are now. It helped make programming accessible to the masses (it was my first language), but it doesn't really offer anything these days in comparison to more modern languages. Even beginners could do better than to start with BASIC as it teaches a lot of bad habits. GOTO being the obvious example.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:12 AM
That said, it's still a big waste of time to develop under QBasic. It's slow as drunken snails. The graphics output is basically pixel per frame, because of how graphics output works. And because of limitations of buffers, your ability to use sprites is also going to be very limited. I've actually written some simple 3D code under QBasic back in the day, and the kind of memory hacks that took was unreal.
If you are interested in writing something for DOS, try Digital Mars C++ compiler. Just use Mode 13h for graphics.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:19 AM
But err, they don't teach anything else. Just Basic.... (P.S. I am in Jordan not Romania)
Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:03 AM
|QUOTE (Happyness @ Monday, Jun 24 2013, 06:19)|
|But err, they don't teach anything else. Just Basic.... (P.S. I am in Jordan not Romania)|
Educate yourself, homie. C is more simple than C++, but C++ does a lot of things that C doesn't do without extra libraries. If C/C++ is too tough you might try Python until you get the gist of how it works and then move on to C/C++.
Of course there are other languages out there too.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:45 AM
But, my point is. That in high school I chose the "I.T" profile, and when I went to school, bang, marketing, management, accounting, and some sh*t related to PC which teaches one capitol of BASIC which is a program launched in 1980s. Dumb f*cking ministry of education.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:30 AM Edited by K^2, 25 June 2013 - 07:32 AM.
The first experience I had with programming was with MSX BASIC on one of the Yamaha's MSX computers (CX5M, I think.). That influenced a rather warped perception of programming for me which took a while to rectify. Fortunately, I started rather early, so it wasn't a catastrophe. But I can completely understand why any competent programmer will caution against learning with BASIC.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:30 AM
|QUOTE (K^2 @ Tuesday, Jun 25 2013, 18:00)|
|To quote a Comp Sci professor in introduction to C++ lecture, "It's ok if you never programmed before. It's much worse if you know BASIC."|
That I can agree with.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:15 PM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:24 AM Edited by zoo3891, 26 August 2013 - 12:29 AM.
|QUOTE (DarrenC1888 @ Friday, Aug 23 2013, 08:15)|
|I have a Commodore 64 and I would like to learn some so this thread is ideal.|
No, probably not. C64 BASIC is very limited. Here's a C64 assembler tutorial from programmers who do it for a living. It's not complete, but it looks like a good starting place.
If you really truly want to learn Commodore BASIC there are a few tutorials that you can find by googling. Here's one.
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