<citation>Microsoft Small Basic puts the fun back into computer
programming. With a friendly development environment that is very easy
to master, it eases students of all ages into the world of
From the FAQ:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/ff384239.aspx * Unlike QBASIC, Small Basic is based on .Net and can consume (not
* It supports distinct Operations, Properties and Events.
* It doesn't have GOSUB :)
* Small Basic is small - much smaller than VB
The mention that there are over 200 Basic dialects and give a reason
why they add another one.
I think it was (to check)
- The Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords and should be
really for beginners.
- Still should have some objects and be a modern environment.
Note: This mail contributes to the discussion what Cuis should be used for :-)
There is no need from my side to actually embark on this NOW. But it
is surely an important question for this upcoming year 2013.
For example Germán seems to think of web services (and me too)
> Hello Angel
> I saw on your blog that you mention BasicScript.
> This is of more interest for me than CobolScript as there are a lot of
> Basic programmers around who have written useful programs and I have
> done Basic in the past as well.
> A possibility to run Basic in a web page....
> May I ask you for more information?
> Kind regards
> Cuis still has 1200 classes and that is a LOT for a beginner.
> And evaluating the following code snippet
> CompiledMethod allInstances size
> 16257 methods!!
You're not counting classes correctly. If you take Cuis4.1-1535-r
Smalltalk classNames size is around 480 (instead of 650 in the standard
CompiledMethod allInstances size gets down to 11569.