Small Basic - Programming for the Masses

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Hi,

I just read the news in Visual C++ and I noticed something called 'Small Basic'. I looked at it and installed it, and apparently it's a language that aims to provide a really easy language with quick results. It does however teach you horrible habits. In its approach it's very much like C# in its object orientedness. This is what a simple program looks like:

PHP:
TextWindow.WriteLine( "Hai :3" )
TextWindow.WriteLine( ":O Whats ur name? D:" )
Name = TextWindow.Read()
TextWindow.Clear()
TextWindow.WriteLine( "Hai " + Name + " :3" )
Some of the bad habits however are

- No initialization of variables like script languages
- The equal operator (=) is the same as the assign operator (=)

The editor however is the easiest and most helpful editor I've ever seen:



It provides excellent syntax highlighting and intellisense.

So, do you think it's a good idea to make programming appeal to the masses in a way like this? Or would it only cause a flood of noobs, even worse than the ones from Visual Basic?
 

SFilip

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> a really easy language with quick results
Now that's new, isn't it? :rolleyes:

You want simple+OOP? Check out Ruby.
 

The Helper

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