[futurebasic] FB Baggage?

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From: Christopher Wyatt <poetcsw@...>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 18:46:31 -0600
Thinking "out loud" here.

Editing the language reference for the Wiki, I am wondering about some  
of the keywords and language conventions. Sometimes, things just  
simply seem "weird" to me. I can't quite explain it. For example, if  
the language is now only for OS X, why have have an APPLESCRIPT  
keyword instead of USR APPLESCRIPTLOADANDRUN? I'd rather code  
"AppleScript Run filespec" or a similar option.

Is there going to be a chance to revise the language at all? If you  
want non-FB users (like myself) to migrate from other tools, some of  
the syntax could be updated. Old syntax could be converted, after a  
time. Since everything is getting converted to C at some point, it  
isn't quite as bad as updating a hand-tuned compiler.

Just trying to think through how to appeal to those of us living with  
VB and RB, but pondering other tools.