[futurebasic] Re: architectural proposals for our "barn"

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From: Rick Brown <rbrown@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 10:13:21 -0600
Bowerbird wrote:
> third, people could view the source for both versions,
>           and ask themselves which one _they_ would rather maintain.

Hey, now _that's_ an advertising idea!  Show two implementations--one in
C, the other in FB--of the same function.  (It's only fair, of course,
to also show the contents of all the header files that would be
necessary in C and which FB dispenses with.)

If this function involved, say, an FB "BUTTON" or "WINDOW"
command--something that can only be done via a series of obscure Toolbox
calls in C--the impact would be even greater.

And lest the experienced Mac programmer think that FB's ease of use
would prevent him/her from accessing the "guts" of the Mac, show another
more esoteric example--preferably something that _can't_ be done
_at_all_ in other popular dialects of BASIC.

Hmmm...now, if Staz could just get a mailing list of Metroworks
customers...

- Rick