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FreeBASIC 0.14b Released!
Posted by Jofers on Saturday July 23rd, 2005 @ 20:54:22
      A huge new version of the totally free, open-source compiler "FreeBASIC" was released today! A long list of changes are available on site, but here are some of the biggies:
  • Full GDB-compatible debugging!
  • Function overloading
  • Functions can now return UDTs
  • Pointer type-casting
  • Array-bounds and null pointer checking
  • New GFXLIB PUT() modes, such as ALPHA
  • A slew of bug-fixes

So check out to get the best BASIC compiler for Win32, Dos, and Linux around!
Comments posted in response to this news article:
Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2005 @ 22:44:14
The ALPHA and CUSTOM modes add a TON of power to this. I used them in the font routines for my current project.
Xerol's Programming Projects: Future Siege 2555 | Flips | Squares
Date: Saturday July 23rd, 2005 @ 23:57:15
Ha, defender was great :D Be sure to submit that one when you're finished. Because with CUSTOM, though, it's a lot slower than ALPHA because it calls a function every pixel.
Date: Sunday July 24th, 2005 @ 00:00:13
Yeah, but it's also a lot more efficient than either manually drawing the font or storing sprites for every concievable color.

Xerol's Programming Projects: Future Siege 2555 | Flips | Squares
Date: Sunday July 24th, 2005 @ 01:00:53
>_< I meant missile command, but upon investigation, they really aren't the same, huh? :D

Still, defender was cool too.
Date: Tuesday July 26th, 2005 @ 00:38:37
lol, someone had fun ;P
you know, you're not making me want to use something other than fb, i'd rather use it than team up with some jerks who try to belittle the hard work of many.
Date: Tuesday July 26th, 2005 @ 00:41:18
btw, did you actually try it out? how could you know if there are trojans on it unless you downloaded it and installed it, then detected them, and somehow you still managed to get back on the internet, find this site and make a post like that? do you actually have any evidence to back up your claims? didn't think so. if you had problems with it, you should've just asked, there are lots of people who would be more than happy to help you out.
Date: Tuesday July 26th, 2005 @ 01:23:13
Meh. A guy trolling on a post about FreeBASIC, making unrational insults about a 23-year-old compiler for DOS, is probably not the quickest to rational thought. I just wish he didn't have to pull this crap and waste my time on test nights.

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