• Re: Past programming Language

    From KODAKIAN@DIGDIST/BTTMLSS to Art on Sun Oct 31 12:16:00 2021
    Hey Art,

    Stumbled on your reference to the "Processing" language. Gotta say it is intriguing and may try a few simple programs with it. Thanks for pointing it out. Cheers!
    kodakian

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  • From Pbmountaincat@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Thu Sep 17 16:16:00 2009
    Hello..

    In the category of 'other', what other types of programming languages not mentioned in other areas you have programmed in?

    Smile, anyone use cobol or rpg/2 or how about dbase and clipper (compiler)?

    Back in college I had a bunch, Cobol for a year, RPG, others in different echo's, but also had basic/adv basic (dos), dbase, adv dbase which I still use today. I use Clipper Summer '87 which compiles dbase code.

    Bad to say 'Hi' in 168k though but it works. (smile).

    Oh, and I've used Utah Cobol couple times on the PC.. fun fun.

    ttyl,
    Pbmountaincat
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Pbmountaincat on Sun Sep 27 21:08:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Languages
    By: Pbmountaincat to All on Thu Sep 17 2009 16:16:15

    In the category of 'other', what other types of programming languages not mentioned in other areas you have programmed in?

    A long time ago, I messed around a little with BASIC, using Microsoft QuickBasic for DOS. I suppose that isn't very obscure though. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Phill Terry@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 02:49:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Languages
    By: Pbmountaincat to All on Thu Sep 17 2009 16:16:15

    In the category of 'other', what other types of programming languages n
    mentioned in other areas you have programmed in?

    A long time ago, I messed around a little with BASIC, using Microsoft NI>QuickBasic for DOS. I suppose that isn't very obscure though. :)

    I'll see your Quick Basic and up you a Turbo Basic. It was marketted/made
    by the same folks who du Turbo Pascal ... There was only one release
    (version 1.0) of TB and I have a copy. It's actually pretty cool ..
    ... fast .... uses lotsa ASM in there ...


    Phill


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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Phill Terry on Mon Sep 28 13:22:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Language
    By: Phill Terry to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 2009 02:49:00

    I'll see your Quick Basic and up you a Turbo Basic. It was marketted/mad by the same folks who du Turbo Pascal ... There was only one release (version 1.0) of TB and I have a copy. It's actually pretty cool ..
    ... fast .... uses lotsa ASM in there ...

    I've heard of Turbo Pascal, but I don't remember Turbo Basic. That's interesting. Borland made some good stuff - I remember their Turbo C++ compiler/IDE being very popular in the early-mid 90s. It seems kinda sad that they've faded into the background a bit now.

    Eric

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  • From Phill Terry@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 20:28:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Language
    By: Phill Terry to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 2009 02:49:00

    I'll see your Quick Basic and up you a Turbo Basic. It was marketted/m
    by the same folks who du Turbo Pascal ... There was only one release (version 1.0) of TB and I have a copy. It's actually pretty cool .. ... fast .... uses lotsa ASM in there ...

    I've heard of Turbo Pascal, but I don't remember Turbo Basic. That's NI>interesting. Borland made some good stuff - I remember their Turbo C++ NI>compiler/IDE being very popular in the early-mid 90s. It seems kinda sad tha
    they've faded into the background a bit now.

    TP was a good tool .... WildCat! was written using it ... v I'd imagine
    there's mucg or3e, bt I know WC! fotr sure. There was also a release or two of "Turbo Prologue" ... THAT was strage stuff .. kinda esoteric.


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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Phill Terry on Mon Sep 28 20:34:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Language
    By: Phill Terry to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 2009 20:28:00

    TP was a good tool .... WildCat! was written using it ... v I'd imagine

    It seems that a lot of BBS software and doors were written in Pascal.. I don't know much about Pascal though - but it sounds like Pascal may have had some useful libraries. I've read that one of the things that made it popular for BBS stuff was its ability to dynamically load modules at runtime, or something like that..

    "Turbo Prologue" ... THAT was strage stuff .. kinda esoteric.

    I've heard of Prolog, but I don't know much about that either.. From what I've heard about it, it sounded like a language to satisfy a special niche.

    Eric

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  • From Phill Terry@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 23:57:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Language
    By: Phill Terry to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 2009 20:28:00

    TP was a good tool .... WildCat! was written using it ... v I'd imagine

    It seems that a lot of BBS software and doors were written in Pascal.. I don
    know much about Pascal though - but it sounds like Pascal may have had some NI>useful libraries. I've read that one of the things that made it popular for NI>BBS stuff was its ability to dynamically load modules at runtime, or somethin
    like that..


    I've played with Pascal enough to know that I should stay outta there ;)
    You're right, though .. lotsa BBS/doors .,... comm. software in general,
    use it .... it has some pretty cool features that aid in it's speed of execution.

    "Turbo Prologue" ... THAT was strage stuff .. kinda esoteric.

    I've heard of Prolog, but I don't know much about that either.. From what I'
    heard about it, it sounded like a language to satisfy a special niche.

    Yeah ... it was pretty bizarre from what I remembr *which ain't much).

    Phill

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Phill Terry on Tue Sep 29 08:29:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Language
    By: Phill Terry to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 28 2009 23:57:00

    I've played with Pascal enough to know that I should stay outta there ;) You're right, though .. lotsa BBS/doors .,... comm. software in general, use it .... it has some pretty cool features that aid in it's speed of execution.

    I've heard that Borland Delphi is (was?) a variant of Pascal, and I've been almost curious enough to have a look at it. But in the grand scheme of things, I'm not sure it would be worth it, since it's not very mainstream.

    Eric

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Pbmountaincat on Wed Oct 14 18:20:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Languages
    By: Pbmountaincat to All on Thu Sep 17 2009 16:16:15

    In the category of 'other', what other types of programming languages not mentioned in other areas you have programmed in?

    Just yesterday I started looking into Objective-C. The reason is that I've wanted to look into developing software for the iPhone platform, which uses Objective-C as its native programming language.

    I find it interesting that Objective-C was another language (besides C++) that was designed to add classes on top of the C language, and that Objective-C continues to be used mainly only on the Macintosh and iPhone platforms. Things I've heard about Objective-C make it sound superior to C++ in some ways, even though C++ became the dominant object-oriented language in the late 80s through the early 2000s.

    As a newcomer to Objective-C, the language seems to have a very odd syntax for declaring classes and calling object methods/functions (which in Objective-C parlance is more accurately called "sending a message"). For instance, if you have a class called Fraction, declaring an instance of it and calling methods on that instance would look something like this:
    Fraction *frac = [[Fraction alloc] init];
    [frac setNumerator: 1];
    [frac setDenominator: 3];

    The syntax seems a bit bizzare to me, but I guess it's one of those things you get used to as you use the language..

    Nightfox

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  • From Art@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Wed Oct 21 19:37:00 2009
    Re: Past programming Languages
    By: Nightfox to Pbmountaincat on Wed Oct 14 2009 18:20:54

    The syntax seems a bit bizzare to me, but I guess it's one of those things y get used to as you use the language..

    ... well hey, at least it's not Lisp! :) :(

    One "alternative" language which I'm discovering is Processing (www.processing.org), which is a great multi-platform language which seems to bode really well for java web-development and user-interface code... I have urges to code oldschool demos with Processing. Anyone else tried it out?

    Regards,
    Art
    (artATfatcatsDOTpoorcodingDOTcom)

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  • From Fortran77@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Pbmountaincat on Wed Sep 24 15:02:00 2014
    Pbmountaincat wrote to All <=-

    Hello..

    In the category of 'other', what other types of programming languages
    not mentioned in other areas you have programmed in?

    Dartmouth BASIC
    and FORTRAN 66

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