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04-08-2008, 16:41
Mr Bob Zale, owner of Power Basic compilers, has just created a new forum dedicated to "Programming with Objects"
I feel we will have great new toys to play with very soon!!!!

Michael Hartlef
04-08-2008, 17:16
What irritates me is the post of Theo Gottwald, that he ordered one. Where?

04-08-2008, 17:18
He is joking ;D
Some days ago he made this post: http://www.jose.it-berater.org/smfforum/index.php?topic=2419.0
He is a first level PowerBasic enthusiast. He will wait like all of us.

Michael Hartlef
04-08-2008, 17:21
Doooh, I think I'm still to much effected by the cold I have. ::)

Petr Schreiber
04-08-2008, 17:43
Hi Eros,

thanks for the news!
I like the explanation of Mr. Zale, especially

Some programming languages use objects for everything. That's wrong. Better programming languages make them optional.


Over the years, objects have gained a reputation for slow, bloated programming. In many cases, the reputation was well deserved. But don't let that fool you. Objects can execute just as fast as standard Subs and Functions. Objects can be just as tiny, and just as efficient as standard Subs and Functions. It just takes a little effort and a little dedication to the important goals of object programming.

Those keep me in good mood and expectation, that PB programs will keep speed and small size even with new compiler.
Hehe, nice news :)


04-08-2008, 18:09
OOP in PowerBasic will really bring us a lot of power: PowerObjects!
It will take some time to master and to change code to take advantages from it. It will also depends on how Mr. Zale implemented it. First words seems promising.

Now it will be hard for me not adding OOP in future thinBasic versions :-[