[Coco] scary old code
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Thu Jul 22 21:37:37 EDT 2010
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:13:43PM -0400, Rob Rosenbrock wrote:
> After learning the "right" way to program, I found it hard to start
> coding. Sort of like that old canard about whether you start walking
> with your left or right foot, and you end up tripping over your
Yeah, that can be a problem. The whole "Top-Down Design" and the
structured programming nuts want to make even simple things really
> I have asked many times how someone would begin today. There are no
> BASIC interpreters these days, just the visual environments where
> the initial focus is on the structure and appearance of windows and
> dialog boxes. Code becomes scattered across so many modules that a
> program doesn't resemble a program. Regardless of the language, the
> concepts just don't seem apparent.
Well, none included with the popular operating systems, anyway.
FreeBasic is supposed to be pretty nice.
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