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Bhaliar


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Posted: 25 Jan 2010 08:54:00 pm    Post subject:

So I am interested in learning to program my computer. After reading a bit on Qbasic I found it doesn't run on windows xp. I have windows xp home edition. is there any coding types that will run on here?
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IAmACalculator
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Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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Posted: 26 Jan 2010 08:08:47 am    Post subject:

If you're completely inexperienced, I'd say that you should check out languages like Ruby, Python, BASIC.NET, etc. Something that isn't as horrifically outdated as QBasic. On a side note, I'm pretty sure that you could find a XP compiler for QBasic if you really wanted to.
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Bhaliar


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Posted: 29 Jan 2010 03:34:20 pm    Post subject:

I mainly want to run basic, because I want to learn Assembly for my ti-83. and the guide I want to use said that it will use basic for the computer as a reference. I'll try to find a compiler like you said though.
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calc84maniac


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Joined: 22 Jan 2007
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Posted: 29 Jan 2010 05:08:41 pm    Post subject:

Bhaliar wrote:
I mainly want to run basic, because I want to learn Assembly for my ti-83. and the guide I want to use said that it will use basic for the computer as a reference. I'll try to find a compiler like you said though.

I wouldn't really say that Basic and Assembly are closely related enough for learning Basic to be much help - except for the programming concepts in general, which you can learn from just about any language. Python is one of my favorites for ease-of-use.
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benryves


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Posted: 30 Jan 2010 02:10:31 pm    Post subject:

C# and Python are generally recommended as good languages for beginners, as they are pretty idiot-proof and sane (so you won't spend excessive amounts of time learning about their quirks, but how to actually program) yet are still extremely competent programming languages. See Picking a Language on the GDNet wiki.
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