Announcement

Collapse

Maintenance

The forum could be offline for 30-60 minutes in the very near future for maintenance (said 3pm Pacific). I was behind on getting this notice. I do apologize.
See more
See less

Power Basic Vs Quick Basic

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Power Basic Vs Quick Basic

    Can any one tell me what are main difference between PB and QB. What are the advantages of PB over QB. Please give me detailes.
    Bye

  • #2
    Originally posted by Arif Deshmukh:
    Can any one tell me what are main difference between PB and QB. What are the advantages of PB over QB. Please give me detailes.
    Bye
    QuickBasic is dead and buried.
    PBDos is still alive and kickin'.


    ------------------

    Comment


    • #3
      Ditto.

      See also:

      http://www.powerbasic.com/support/technote/basic.asp
      http://www.powerbasic.com/products/pbdos/

      and this forum .

      ------------------
      Davide Vecchi
      [email protected]

      Comment


      • #4
        .

        [This message has been edited by Karl Lessmann (edited November 08, 2003).]

        Comment


        • #5
          Posted this before in another thread, but it bears repeating here.
          I can't stress enough how subtly bad QB is. Judging by it's
          un-usefullness, I would have guessed that MS never actually used
          QB for anything themselves, it was just a product to offer. But
          maybe they used it to write Win95, and that explains why it *****
          so bad too
          ----------------------------------------------------------------
          QB 4.5

          For the price of PBdos3.5, I will never touch QB again. Ever.

          After years of grief programming data collection software for
          my survey company, after many hours in the feild spent re-surveying
          to recover randomly wiped data files over COM errors (I can't
          understand how a file opened as append only can get fully erased
          either) PB3.5 has rendered the same code (with only very minor
          tweaks) absolutely rock solid stable.

          IMHO, if it's worth coding, then PB is the cheapest part of your
          job. M$ never gave a $*|^ about QB as far as I can tell. All of
          the hours I put in trying to prod a vuage semblance of predictability
          out of the buggy <%^p that QB compiled, make the $100 price
          seem like very cheap entertainment. Hours spent having fun instead
          of test coding to work around bugs.

          What I like:
          ALL compiler controls built into the code : nothing to remember years later.
          COM port control flags that do almost everything (incl. ignore errors YEAH)
          USING$
          HUGE arrays
          fixed strings
          byte, int(16bit), int(32bit), int(64bit), including unsigned to 32bit
          Extended precision for native x87 code.
          ITERATE
          good variable scope control
          localized error handling
          reliable event handling

          God it just goes on and on. PB ain't totally perfect, but I've not
          seen better. The years I went without (I only found it at V3.5)
          are a true regret to me.

          Rant over. Good luck. And no, I don't own stock.

          ------------------
          What can go wrong will go wrong.
          Anything can go wrong.
          What hasn't?!?!

          [This message has been edited by Criss French (edited November 07, 2003).]
          What can go wrong will go wrong.
          Anything can go wrong.
          What hasn't?!?!

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks for giving me info.
            Bye

            Comment

            Working...
            X