basic for today
once upon a time,
no mater what computer I was on, I could knock up a basic bit of basic to do something I wanted done,
then the 80's came along, and basic was BAD
so now I have to know and use, TCL, Python, VBasic, C in all its forms, Jscript, and a few more,
and I'm a hardware developer just trying to use the computer..
Yes I have a fond heart for Basic, like all languages , it can be used worng,
one place I worked at, used a fortran 77 program they had written to word process !
and another has a cobol based spread sheet like program,
but basic, its still in my heart and soul,
youngsters today just don't learn to program, but then, neither did we, we just had fun making things bleep and pixels flash, that doesn't do it for the kids now days.