Talk:QuickBASIC

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Homework[edit]

I need help i want to create a program that the user enters a sentance and then they select a word from the sentance and then are able to replace that word with another word of there choice

This is an encyclopedia not a homework cheat site. Robert Lee 22:42 Nov 1, 2002 (UTC)

Yah, but thats where this site is going. I'd love to learn C++ and I wish a decent page would be made on it. Lir 23:08 Nov 1, 2002 (UTC)

Page Move[edit]

I have moved the page to "Microsoft QuickBASIC compiler" from "Quick BASIC programming language". Microsoft spells QuickBASIC as one word, and it is not a programming langauge, it is an interpreter and compiler for a dialect of BASIC. I have done the same with the article Microsoft BASICA interpreter. cprompt

Macintosh[edit]

There was also a Microsoft QuickBasic for Macintosh. I'm not sure how compatible the two systems were. It's what I learned on in junior high. 199.176.87.2 14:07, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

According to the following web-page at http://members.aol.com/AlStaff/BASICList.html#quickbasic , there was a QuickBASIC for the Macintosh. It was called "Microsoft QuickBASIC" which implies it was developed by Microsoft but there is no evidence on that page to support the fact that it was the same QuickBASIC as QuickBASIC for the PC. Ae-a 15:55, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Right. As I said, I'm not sure how compatible the two systems were. 199.176.87.2 17:59, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

I used MS QuickBasic for Mac, version 1.00, when I was in middle school, so this was approx 1990. It was quite a bit different than DOS Quickbasic because of the different hardware (graphics and sound commands were very different, and iirc screen commands such as LOCATE and COLOR were changed as well), although of course the main language was the same. I was used to QuickBasic Extended (PDS 7.0), and wasn't too crazy about the mac version. --JeffryJohnston 20:32, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

old programmer[edit]

I'm an old Quick Basic, and VBDos programmer. It's been a while since I've used either but I'm going to dig into my memeory and see what details I can add. UrbanTerrorist 04:21, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Tense[edit]

Should this article be in the present or past tense? QB is almost dead, but not quite. --Surturz 00:29, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

In Public Domain?[edit]

I asked from Microsoft Support/Finland about the status of Quick Basic 4.5 and they didn't know anything about it being released into Public Domain. They only stated that normal licensing conditions (which should accompany the product) will apply.

So unless there is any additional information than a single email which is hard to authenticate, should this claim be removed from the article? 80.248.242.86 08:52, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

I propose that the claim should be removed, as there is still no verification to the claim that Quick Basic is PD. Tarmo Tanilsoo 11:34, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. While a lot of sites may host it and offer it for free download, there has been nothing from Microsoft disclaiming ownership of QuickBASIC (that e-mail doesn't count because it came via an intermediary). --coldacid 12:43, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Since there is still no verification given, I have removed the claim mentioned above. Tarmo Tanilsoo 16:18, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree, don't have anything about that on the page. Microsoft actually still has a whole big mess of articles on their website with tutorials, code examples, etc. 66.190.142.200 (talk) 15:26, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Public Domain status[edit]

To verify it, why not e-mail Paul Bowlay as shown in the e-mail, or call the Microsoft phone numbers in the e-mail? —Preceding unsigned comment added by SJ2571 (talkcontribs) 2007 June 23 (UTC)

As it was Paul Bowlay making the claim originally, it's nonsensical to ask him to authenticate the e-mail. As for phone numbers, there are none in there. --coldacid 12:49, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Major Overhaul[edit]

I have just finished a major overhaul of this article. I've removed a lot and reworded some things. If you have any issues, discuss it on my talk page. Nick Warren 06:28, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Successors[edit]

It seems to me that as the Successors section stands now, it is not off-topic. Any discussion would be appreciated. I'll remove the tag in a few days unless there is an objection. 169.3.168.209 21:48, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

It looks perfectly reasonable to me. I actually just clicked over to the talk page to see if there would be any objections to getting rid of the tag... Brennen 05:33, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Is it possible to download QuickBASIC online?[edit]

Just wondering. If so, it could be added to the article.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 13:20, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Current uses[edit]

I took the liberty of removing the following:

QuickBASIC is still being used to make homebrew DOS applications on DOSBox for handheld game consoles.[1]

Though I'm all for supporting people who wish to learn programming and make their own home-brew game productions, as far as I can tell it's only one person with three entries for unfinished game demos or small proof-of-concept programs. The whole idea of targeting an MS-DOS application running on DOSBox for some specific host platform strikes me as a little strange, as well. --Lorkki 15:41, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Some Basic Commands, Advance Techniques[edit]

Do these new sections really belong here? The material looks to me like some variant of Visual Basic. At the very least, I think it needs some editing with regard to spelling, formatting, and clarity. --Adam 216.243.203.133 20:05, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Missed your lines here. I reverted the changes on 18 oct 2007 and left the user an indication why on his talk page: User:Javascap. (Sorry to reply so late.) Hfodf 21:03, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

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