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Subject: Re: Basic Programming Help desired?
From: "Geoff" gmvoeth@...........
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 23:09:26 -0700

You are speaking from an ignorant view point.
Just Like Me :-)
If you study programming languages
you will find Power Basic one of the best
BASIC Compilers out there for MSDOS machines.

I hate C++ and really like BASIC and FORTRAN
and ASSEMBLY if the computer world had
concentrated on developing BASIC
there would be nothing today that would compare
since BASIC was the laymans Tool.
We need standards so that everyone
can do whatever without the Tower of Babel
messing things up.

Assembly is by far the best for speed
but try getting your hands on register maps
for all the hardwares out there.

I hope Im Wrong
The Flavor of Your response here is just like those
Counter Intelligent News peoples
that are ubiquitous on the news servers.
Im hoping you are a kid and not an adult.
Like I said you are somewhat ignorant like me :-)

Best Regards;

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Robinson" 
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: Basic Programming Help desired?

> Geoff wrote:
>> Hello PSN Peoples;
>> I am trying to make a routine
>> that will save an array of single
>> bytes to a raw data file on the hard
>> drive and do this as quickly as possible.
>> Below you will see a routine that works
>> very well for me but its too darn slow.
>> When the program enters this routine
>> it will linger for many seconds
>> appearently converting the data array
>> into the strings before eventually
>> actually saving the data into the file.
>> I do not understand the terrible long
>> time this routine seems to take.
>> Can someone with more experience
>> please tell me what Im doing wrong
>> that takes so long ( literally several
>> seconds for only 32770 bytes total) to complete.
>> I would like a speed that rivals a BSAVE command.
> Your first mistake is using Basic.
> This will be between 10 and 1000 times slower than a compiled language.
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