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I''m wondering what flavors of basic are around for use or Demo use. I know about DarkBasic. Does anyone know where someone could get QuickBasic 4.5 for free?? What about others?? My son is 10 and already getting interested in programming, but I''d prefer to start him out with a Basic language for structure and then work into C and then into an Object language. We homeschool so this is essentially his teacher speaking . Anyway, all help would be appreciated. Thanks, BeS It''s Da BOMB Baby!!! . o O ~ A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men ~ O o . -- Willy Wonka

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hmm, well I''d suggest Visual Basic myself - I thought QBasic had died out ages ago (or is there is an underground??! lol)

VB is object orientated quite nicely, yet you can get quite a way into VB without using/knowing it. It''s also more of a proper programming language (DarkBasic I hate, and have no respect for - my subjective opinion); despite what some idiots say it is quite easy to move from VB to C/C++ later on... with VB you can get your head around variables, functions, maths... etc... etc... in a relatively easy environment.

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Use the version of QuickBasic that comes with windows.

Its free and easy for kids to learn. It has examples right in the help file, and lots of stuff on the Internet too. Also it won't crash your computer.

I learned to program when I was 10 on GWBASIC.

QuickBasic can be found...

Windows 95 CD - E:\OTHER\OLDMSDOS
Windows 98 CD - E:\tools\oldmsdos
Windows Me CD - E:\tools\oldmsdos

Edited by - burp on November 14, 2001 3:25:43 PM

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quote:
Original post by burp
Use the version of QuickBasic that comes with windows.

Its free and easy for kids to learn. It has examples right in the help file, and lots of stuff on the Internet too. Also it won''t crash your computer.

I learned to program when I was 10 on GWBASIC.

QuickBasic can be found...

Windows 95 CD - E:\OTHER\OLDMSDOS
Windows 98 CD - E:\tools\oldmsdos
Windows Me CD - E:\tools\oldmsdos

Edited by - burp on November 14, 2001 3:25:43 PM


Thanks, I know about that version of basic, but it''s NOT the QuickBasic. That basic only makes .BAS files that run in the interpreter. I''m asking about the version 4.5 that makes EXE''s.....

If you haven''t figured out, I want to start out free.


BeS
It''s Da BOMB Baby!!!
. o O ~
A little nonsense now and then,
is relished by the wisest men
~ O o .
-- Willy Wonka

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Well... I personally don''t condone getting compilers, etc. for free. There is a programming resource site offering downloads of VB3, VB4, and QuickBasic 4.5 "for educational purposes only" but I won''t tell you the URL.


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WolfHeart Software

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Check out BlitzBasic - http://www.blitzbasic.com

I have this, and I am SO impressed with it (and this is coming from a C++/Java advocate).

It''s fun and quickly rewarding.

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quote:

No one here is necessarily (I hope not) speaking of ANYTHING illegal



But *real* QuickBasic was actual software, rather than just something that came with your OS... ditto for VB. (Which, BTW, I checked, and it turns out that you can only get VB3 from the site, but not 4 anymore.)

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