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by Zobeid Zuma
Sat May 12, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Amiga Basic AMOS was so powerful
Replies: 10
Views: 6763

Re: Amiga Basic AMOS was so powerful

<t>I used quite a few different BASIC environments back in the day, on both Atari ST and Amiga.  For application coding my favorite was GFA Basic on the ST (because the Amiga version of GFA Basic was a disaster), but it didn't provide much game functionality.  I poked around some with STOS, AMOS and...
by Zobeid Zuma
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows on Pi?
Replies: 154
Views: 31890

Re: Windows on Pi?

<r>If Microsoft are determined to go into this area, I figure they'll probably use something like the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) as their hardware base.  See here:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.extremetech.com/ext.....mputing-pc">http://www.extremetech.com/ext.....mputing-pc</URL><br/> <br...
by Zobeid Zuma
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> To call any one way of programming "fundamental" you need some bloody good reasons.  And believe me, I can shoot any reason you come up with down in flames.<br/> <br/> <br/> Oh for pity's sake...  Now the silly season begins.  Apparently I accidentally hit upon a wor...
by Zobeid Zuma
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>toxibunny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I"m sure a big part of it is that I"m an old dog, and unlike the dog object in OOP, it"s difficult for me to learn new tricks - for this reason, I"d recommend the youngins learn OOP first, or at the same time...<br/> <br/> <br/> I wouldn't recommend that.  As I n...
by Zobeid Zuma
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>rasbeer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Python is actually pretty good in this respect; you can write whole programs in a procedural style without a hint of OOP. & when OOP is introduced, there's no need to learn a whole new language with different syntax etc.<br/> <br/> <br/> Right...  I knew that, ...
by Zobeid Zuma
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>toxibunny said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Pygame was easy to install, the only problem is most of the tutorials online assume I know how to do object-oriented programming - I"d love a tutorial doing things the old-fashioned way, as OOP is a bit of a headf#$% for me...<br/> <br/> <br/> This is a personal ...
by Zobeid Zuma
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Nobody would put up with the BASIC environment any more, with it's command-line and it's line-based editor. So we need menus and windows with screen-based editing, but otherwise as basic as it possibly can be.<br/> <br/> That's IDLE.<br/> <br/> <br/> This seems like...
by Zobeid Zuma
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10116

Re: Python for learners, friendly IDE and API needed

<t>I think Python is a good modern counterpart to the BASIC of old, but what about an IDE and API? These are really the three corners of the triangle.<br/> <br/> I know there are a ton of Python IDEs available, and I'm not qualified to sort through them all. I have got the impression that most of th...
by Zobeid Zuma
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi compared to...
Replies: 20
Views: 4671

Re: Raspberry Pi compared to...

<t>I've just been pondering how it'll compare with a couple of systems that I did a lot of my learning on: Atari ST and Amiga.  My Amiga 2500 in particular (actually an A2000 with an A2620 board), with its 14 MHz 68020 processor, seemed like Hot Stuff at the time.  It was roughly four times as fast ...
by Zobeid Zuma
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming with *insert language here*?
Replies: 49
Views: 8991

Re: Programming with *insert language here*?

<t>These are my prejudices, so take them with a grain of salt....<br/> <br/> I'm very pleased that Python and C are going to be supported right up front.  Those two languages alone can cover a huge amount of both educational and practical territory, and everything learned with them is very directly ...
by Zobeid Zuma
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP - the new Amiga?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

Re: RP - the new Amiga?

<t>I was an Amiga fanatic (for example, I ported UBC Logo to the Amiga), so this is a comparison which comes naturally to me.<br/> <br/> With regard to running Amiga emulation on the RasPi:  This could be fun, but I don't see it being of great practical use, except, perhaps, for revisiting old games...

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