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Re: Programming..?

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> __/ [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.
> Sorry...

Wrong?  Not wrong... :)

Now the challenge is in finding something easy to pick up, but not so easy 
it'll be a real pain learning something else...

The DervMan

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