[futurebasic] Re: Fear and Loathing Guide

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From: tedd <sperling@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 09:16:48 -0500
>>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@...


I agree with you. The new terminology leaves a lot to be desired. From what
I've learned, a lot of it is just new buzz words for old concepts. It would
be nice if someone made a layman's BASIC to "new world programming" manual
(hint STAZ).


tedd f. sperling                       <mailto:sperling@...>