There is more to a language than raw power over memory.

TI-Basic has very little power, but it is far better than C or Java for
doing mathematical problems. Fortran, which inspired QBasic's syntax, is the
language of choice at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. Pretty good for a
language that doesn't even have raw pointers.

BTW, have they ever gotten around to adding simple exponents to C?

--
Jonathan Allen


"rakim" <rakim@rakim.com> wrote in message news:3a7d0d1c$1@news.devx.com...
>
> Well, the day i buy a supercomputer or a calculator running a VB app is

the
> day i will accept this argument that Basic's heritage has anything to do
> with it's power. Apartment threading anyone?
>
>
> "Jonathan Allen" <greywolfcs@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >He's just jealous. Everyone knows that Basic has a proud heritage that

dates
> >back much further that C, and yet it continues to evolve as the
> >circumstances dictate. As long as Basic and it's sister language Fortran

> can
> >be found on everything from calculators to super computers, the brace
> >huggers will be depressed and angry. Poor masochistic freaks.
> >
> >--
> >Jonathan Allen
> >
> >
> >"Zane Thomas" <zane@mabry.com> wrote in message
> >news:3b5767a9.1498894062@news.devx.com...
> >> On 1 Feb 2001 23:02:55 -0800, "Ralph Freeze" <rfreeze@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >VB is not a programmers language and that's how it will always be.
> >>
> >> Go away silly troll.
> >>
> >>
> >> ---
> >> Ice Z - Straight Outta Redmond

> >
> >

>