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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    Has anyone ever tried using Lazarus? That's about the best thing you could expect and it is pretty clunky.
    Yes I have tried it. But I use Lazarus CodeTyphon incarnation form PilotLogic. This one is quite smooth and usable. It comes with a very large library of LCLs.

    But when it comes to developing software commercially I prefer to use Delphi for building Linux and Mac OSX platforms using FMX as supplied with Delphi.

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    vaporware
    Well, even Duke Nukem Forever made it to market eventually.

    That story does sound all too familiar though. Cross your fingers but don't hold your breath.
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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    Well, even Duke Nukem Forever made it to market eventually.

    That story does sound all too familiar though. Cross your fingers but don't hold your breath.
    I got it for free and was still disappointed

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    So as a final follow up, I ended up purchasing CodeSMART by Axtools. It was pretty expensive, but the functionality is well worth it to me. It's cheaper than a subscription. The plug-in emulates the VS.NET IDE closely, but is still really fast, just like VB6. They've been in the game for a while, although the final version for VB6 was released in 2013. Code formatting is a dream, where you can actually specify how many blank lines you want after/before certain keywords. The analyzer is a comprehensive tool like we have in .NET. I just wanted to suggest it, since there is a free 30-day trial period to test it out. I will never go back to the old IDE now, I am hooked.

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    Impressed that VB6ers are still so dedicated as to shell out that sort of cash at this stage. The toolset is very impressive. However that sort of expenditure is currently beyond me...

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    Quote Originally Posted by yereverluvinuncleber View Post
    Impressed that VB6ers are still so dedicated as to shell out that sort of cash at this stage. The toolset is very impressive. However that sort of expenditure is currently beyond me...
    True. It may be about perspective too. I became a professional .NET developer while maintaining a VB6 code base from the beginning. In perspective VS 2017 pro is around $500. I bought VS6 for $125, plus $250 for the IDE upgrade. Although 2017 is a serious development tool, there are issues that make it less attractive. The additional expenses, licensing, certificates, and subscriptions are a big problem. The sluggishness and buggy quirks are another. One bug occurs often when you simply click the text editor of the IDE. It shows a nonsensical error code for no reason. The application installer often fails for no reason, even with a blank "hello world" project. It was time for me to leave the platform so I could continue to make powerful desktop applications. Since, I don't prefer to make those baby apps that run inside a sandbox on Windows 10. But there are still some net classes that are superior and well polished, so I decided to inter-op which extends the IDE in a different way by allowing new references to .net dll's. You would be surprised at how many new references show up once you register the interop dll that I posted here.

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    I am jealous.

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    -- I am writing my very own Director language and also have nearly finished it. sorry for the lateness in posting this, I am under the weather have a headache and also it's eight degrees outside, where I am
    I have a huge free products range, of computer software in which you can download using any kind of 32-Bit Web Browser. Also there is coming a Social Networking section that I am making on my Website...

    |Ambra Productions Inc. | The Black Sun Society | The Black Shield | Ambra College | Church of the Black Sun | Ambra Productions Inc's Homepage | Boomtick Event's Ambar Nightclub | Ambra Pasta | Fish Feast Company | Wallet Wizard | Ambrose Liquior | Ambar Tavern |

    Do you wish to do unpaid work for me??? If so, the PM me on this Forum, and then we can get to work, programming for the future of computers go by the name of ThEiMp. This is my ghost writers name. Also my nickname, means that I am: The Imperial of the Technology Industry, so then to make it really short, I just then wrote: The Imp, which is where I get the nickname from...

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    Re: Breaking News, few guys in China wanna write a new basic language

    I am going to give that advanced text editor I have mentioned a plug as it is an impressive example of those projects that are created solely by one man.

    https://www.rj-texted.se/Forum/index.php

    The best thing about it (other than the fact it works, is really good, configurable, is supported &c &c) is that the man takes feature requests and implements them. You raise a request and if it is a good one and within his powers then he implements it within a short period of time. Having a non-zero forum is one good thing about the product, having a non-zero development team is even better. OK, he may only be one better than zero but compared to the VB6 IDE, one person allocated to development seems infinitely better than zero.

    Doesn't it get you down continuously working with a product that the main developer seems to despise? The positivity I get from receiving feedback from the developer is not something to be discounted.

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