2010-06-02 06:44:57 UTC
I own every version of PBCC since it was first released, for
programmers who want a commercially well proven compiler that has
slugged out some massive number of successful commercial apps after ir
was released, you can pick up the Classic PBCC 4.0 for peanuts, $49.00
Particularly for programmers who have written older DOS style basic in
the past this is a very good tool, you can still write line numbered
basic if you really want to, QB DOS style basic procedural basic or
the more modern style that includes Windows API functions and a very
good inline assembler at a more advanced level.
You not only have classic basic commands and function but an extensive
range of basic extensions that the old basics did not have. It is a
true 32 bit PE compiler so while you can write code that looks like
the old DOS stuff, it in fact is a native code 32 bit portable
executable compiler and the performance with well written code is
competitive to anything available on the commercial market and far
This is not some GPL freeware, scareware, basic look alike, its a hand
written basic compiler written by a genuine assembler language master
and it has performance to match its pure assembler origin. For just
under $50 US, you get the real McCoy and access at the real strength
of PowerBASIC, its peer forum of satisfied customers who are part of a
community that actively help each other out and contrary to scouring
the dregs of Usenet, there is some real talent there who actually know
what they are talking about.
Now making this posting in a clapped out old Usenet group like this
will invite the loonie tune brigade who will offer you illegal
downloads of virus infected hot copies, thse who want to convince you
to try out BillBasic, CharlieBasic, AnyBasic, YourBasic, MyBasic,
ThisBasic, ThatBasic and a whole host of other stuff but if you want
the real McCoy with matching peer group support for peanuts,
PowerBASIC is the real McCoy.
Now while a few haunt this place like a bad smell sobbing silently in
the corner at how wicked the world is for not supporting their phony
identities, you can bypass all of this crap and go directly to
PowerBASIC, buy the classic version of PBCC for peanuts and join the
peer group forum to get support for you new toy.
Another one of many satisfied customers.