[futurebasic] Re: Fear and Loathing Guide

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From: Robert Covington <t88@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 00:17:36 -0800
>>I don't follow.  If cWindow class is a subclass of cObject (the base
>>class), and as such inherits cObject's methods and properties, and you
>>pass an object of type cObject to a function, why would that function
>>need or want to use cWindow's Draw method rather than cObjects?
>
>You know, its a paragraph like the above that almost convinces me I don't
>know diddly about programming and should take up a new hobby. Or is it just
>a case of "same old language, but new buzzwords to confuse"?
>
>I have yet to figure out what the advantage to objects are, let alone
>exactly what objects are. Sure hope theres a fantasic tutorial for FB3 to
>simplify objects or someone want to take a stab at this for the few of us
>that feel more comfortable with inline assembly than high level anything.
>
>Wanna scare a possible FB3 sale away? Let'em read that first paragraph.
>
>Mel Patrick - theWabbitGuy - mel@...
>http://www.intergate.bc.ca/business/mel

I have to agree with this. I worry that one of FB's prime selling points,
simplicity and ease of use, is going out the window. I too hope that there
is an excellent tutorial, otherwise I fear the learning curve for FB^3 will
be so steep it won't be worth my while. Objects, classes, inheritances,
etc. What about FN's, programs that you can make right away, and not having
to know all the stuff in that first paragraph?

It is sounding like FB is becoming an expert's environment at the expense
of simplicity for the newcomers to it. Sounding more and more like C and
C++.

I hope I am wrong, this is just my current impression.


Robert Covington