Microsoft open sources GWBASIC

ben bfranchuk at
Sat May 23 16:02:44 CDT 2020

On 5/23/2020 12:55 PM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:

> Which is what has now landed us with an industry centred around huge,
> unmaintainable, insecure OSes composed of tens of millions of lines of
> unsafe C (& C derivatives), daily and weekly mandatory updates in the
> order of hundreds of megabytes, and a thriving industry centred around
> keeping obsolete versions of these vast monolithic OSes (which nobody
> fully understands any more) maintained and patched for 5, 10, even 15
> or so years after release.

So what is new about that, rather than being in assembler.

Forget MoneySoft being evil, what about Intel and IBM?
It is all marketing. 1970's time sharing, 1980's Home Computing
2020's the cloud 2030's Online computing with the phone-pc.

K&R C I feel was the best of all the C's, it fit the hardware.
New hardware, new revised standard.
I never did like object oriented programing,classes don't fit the real 
world, or operands are so overloaded you don't know what it does. Does 
water+lemons give a error or lemonade?


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