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Re: Programming..?

__/ [DervMan] on Saturday 04 February 2006 18:04 \__

> "Jim Anderson" <fro2750@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:4P4Ff.13387$qg.3163@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [DervMan] on Saturday 04 February 2006 13:12 \__
>>>> I'd like to learn how to program basic applications for PalmOS, huge
>>>> topic I'm sure.  In the dim and distant past I used to program a
>>>> C=64 using its BASIC, wow that was a long time ago - so I suppose a
>>>> BASIC-like language might be a good place to start.  Google turns up
>>>> NSBasic, but before I relearn BASIC, is there something else I
>>>> should know...?
>>> BASIC is for Windows-only design/compilation (historically not, but
>>> presently one could argue it is so). People have asked in these
>>> newsgroups before if BASIC code can be compiled for Palm and each
>>> time the answer was no.
>>> For PalmOS, you would be better off practising C/C++. Get hold of the
>>> Software Development Kit (SDK) from Palm and start from the "Hello
>>> World" sample. Alternatively, take advantage of Open Source projects
>>> from Palm. Hack the code and/or learn from it. See, for example:
>>> http://freshmeat.net/projects/rfbackup/
>>> It is not as daunting as it may seem if you first manage to compile
>>> and run the code on a handheld. You can then detract from/strip the
>>> code to achieve what you want and learn as you go along.
>>> With kind regards,
>>> Roy
>> I agree with Roy, but there are several Basic compilers for Palm in this
>> list
>> http://goanna.cs.rmit.edu.au/~winikoff/palm/dev.html
> Good link, thanks!
> Where to begin...

And you have just been told about SmallBasic <
http://smallbasic.sourceforge.net/ >, so I guess my answer was wrong.



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