[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Database Front-End

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From: Brian Stevens <bstevens33@...>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 21:40:14 -0700
On Jan 19, 2008, at 9:35 PM, Christopher Wyatt wrote:
> I'm wondering what approach would be best with FB. If I'm going to  
> dink around with creating a library of functions, they should fit  
> the "philosophy" of most FB coders.

This is difficult to say. We have a wide range of programming  
experience on the list. My suggestion would be to use the most  
flexible that doesn't sacrifice options. In other words, don't   
sacrifice functionality for simplicity. If we have to learn new  
methods (or possible dabble in coreservices or other Apple tech like  
Core Foundation) that is fine. Since you mentioned arrays earlier,  
I'll also mention FB has some powerful built-in array handling such  
as dynamic arrays, xref etc. These might be a good middle ground tech  
because they are already built into the language,  but if they don't  
seem appropriate please use whatever makes sense.

Brian S.