Hisoft BASIC v GFA Basic?

Hisoft BASIC v GFA Basic?

Post by Phil Yead » Wed, 12 Jul 1995 04:00:00





Quote:>In message #925, ROBERT CASEY writes:

>> I am about to start a programming project that will be a fairly lengthy
>> piece of software. I would like to use GEM dialogs and menus and I am in
>> a bit of a muddle! I own HiSoft Basic 2.1 & GFA Basic 3.6 and have limite
>> knowledge of HiSoft (to be fair I have only used the simpler commands in
>> but before I start delving into the intricacies of GEM programming, is
>> there anyone that could give a idea as to the easier of the two languages
>> to use. To be honest GFA puts me off because of the lack of support for i
>> and the limited description of using GEM with it. HiSoft looks friendlier
>> and its still supported (I think!). Also I cant get the GFA Editor to
>> work in anything but ST High (I'm using a 4MB Falcon). Is it possible to
>> use the new AES 3D dialogs with GFA?

>Don't bother trying to write Falcon-Enhanced programs with GFA, I dunno
>much about HiSoft, but it is probavly better for writing Falcon programs,
>you should probably dump Basic and get yourself a nice C compiler...

        Don't worry about GEM and GFA Basic, OASIS (the internet off line
reader) is GEM based and written entirely in GFA Basic! E-Mail me if you would
like some details.

        I have used GFA Basic 3.6TT on a Falcon, it works fine in any TT
compatible screen resolution (320*480 256C,640*480 16C).

        As for Falcon enhanced programming with GFA, I couldn't agree more, I
just wish that somebody would finish version 4 of GFA Basic.

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1. Hisoft BASIC v GFA Basic?

I am about to start a programming project that will be a fairly lengthy
piece of software. I would like to use GEM dialogs and menus and I am in
a bit of a muddle! I own HiSoft Basic 2.1 & GFA Basic 3.6 and have limited
knowledge of HiSoft (to be fair I have only used the simpler commands in GFA)
but before I start delving into the intricacies of GEM programming, is
there anyone that could give a idea as to the easier of the two languages
to use. To be honest GFA puts me off because of the lack of support for it
and the limited description of using GEM with it. HiSoft looks friendlier
and its still supported (I think!). Also I cant get the GFA Editor to
work in anything but ST High (I'm using a 4MB Falcon). Is it possible to
use the new AES 3D dialogs with GFA?

Im sorry if this sounds daft, but any comments would be appreciated before
I dive in.

(PS does anyone know anything about a rumour concerning GFA Basic in that
the upgrade to complete Falcon compatibilty had been virtually complete
when the developer decided to put it on hold? I think I remember
someone saying there was about 300 hours programming to finish it off
and they were asking for volunteers.)

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