Is there a good BASIC compiler for ubuntu?
bap at shrdlu.com
Sun Mar 12 20:14:29 UTC 2006
In message <20060312171606.69435.qmail at web34906.mail.mud.yahoo.com>, CJ
Kelley <debian_i386 at yahoo.com> writes
>I am still pretty new to programming and am starting to become very
>proficient in the BASIC language. I dont know very much of C++, other
>then how to get the computer to display a line of text. So my question is,
>is there a good BASIC compiler out there that will work under Ubuntu
Take a look at Gambas. It's very similar to VB in many ways. It's
available for Ubuntu. There have been some tutorials on it in one of the
recent Linux magazines, but I can't remember which one.
If you are already familiar with VB it is probably the best way to learn
to program on Linux. If you haven't already committed to Basic then
Python, as suggested by others, is probably a better starting point if
you intend to learn serious Linux programming. If you just want to put
together simple utility programs for your own use then Gambas is quite
possibly the right choice.
London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author.
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