|If it's not listed, it's read-only... at best|
|BASIC||My preferred language family|
|PowerBASIC||My overall favorite BASIC,|
and my overall-preferred IDE
|FreeBASIC||The compiler I use for almost everything|
|Visual Basic||What I use for Windows GUI... for now|
|VBA||Where I do most of my paying work|
|QuickBASIC||My preferred DOS IDE|
|REALbasic||Nice language, but I don't use it for much.|
|Batch File||Somewhere between "okay" and "decent"|
|UNIX Shell||Nowhere near as good as I need to be|
|C||I usually write in BASIC, then translate|
|Pascal||Read-only, for the most part|
|Visual Basic .NET||Meh|
|Not My Favorite Languages|
|QB64||Bloat, unnecessary library requirements,|
weird C++ code generation.
Definitely not ready for prime time.
|Liberty Basic||I have my reasons; let's leave it at that.|
Somewhat obviously, my name is Erik Siers. I'm one of the BASIC cheerleaders on RC. (I can do other languages, but I prefer BASIC by a lot.) I'm in and out of here on no regular schedule -- I might contribute a few times a week for several months, then disappear completely for several more.
There are times when I feel like, what's the point?
But then that little voice in the back of my head says, There is no point. Keep going.
I use a lot of OS's, depending on which physical system we're talking about...
I also toy around with numerous other operating systems under emulation. If it's freely available, I probably have it installed.
My code contributions
Unless otherwise specifically indicated, I disclaim any rights I might have to any code that I have posted to Rosetta Code, and assign any appropriate copyright to Michael Mol. (Everything posted to RC is automatically covered by the GNU FDL anyway.) This specifically applies to code that I have posted. Other people's code that I have made changes to belongs to them, not me, and I disclaim any rights I might have to those changes. (See Rosetta Code:Copyrights for RC's copyright policy.)
- My very first RC edit was adding BASIC to the task Convert an integer into words (now Number names).
- My 100th edit was creating the QuickBasic -> QuickBASIC redirect page.
- My 250th edit was creating the Windows Scripting Host -> Windows Script Host redirect page.
- My 500th edit was re-adding the implementation template to PowerBASIC Console Compiler. (Sigh.)
I doubt I've hit 1000 edits, but I stopped counting some time back.
So far, I've only created a single task, Sorting algorithms/Pancake sort.
It should be noted that all REALbasic examples that I've written (which can be found by looking through my user contributions page) were written in REALbasic 5.5.5, which is several years old. (For comparison, this might be considered somewhat akin to writing in C90 instead of C99 (or C11), or writing for the original VB.Net instead of VB2010 -- my examples will probably work under modern versions... but they might not. YMMV.)
Some stuff that I wanted to put up here, but don't have any idea how to categorize (or else they don't fit any one category very well, or whatever).
- Prime numbers
- to OS (I really need to update this one...)
- My email
- Alternate (broken) VB solution to the unbounded knapsack problem
- Alternate (improved?) CLISP exponentiation
- Sandbox/Randomizer -- a failed attempt at random redirects
- BBC BASIC detokenizer
- Maze generation
- TrimNonPrintables (remove all nonprintable/whitespace characters from a string)
- Linked lists for VB/VBA
- Permute a string
I put up my programming links on their own page. They haven't been updated in quite a while, though.
This is my Wikipedia user page.
This is my Sourceforge profile.
This is what passes for my home page... not that I actually do anything with it. (Never even finished writing the pages; just kind of stopped halfway through...)
This is a short essay about why I use my real name as my username instead of remaining anonymous or using a pseudonym (on my Wikipedia user page).
Some pages that graphically display various sorting algorithms.
- Software to generate these images available here.
- This one offers a few different ways to compare various algorithms.
- The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects (because why not?)
My Sourceforge projects
- EEShell2 -- a replacement shell for 32-bit Windows
- only tested through WinXP
- usable through at least Win7; written in VB6, which is unsupported in Win8... or so I've heard
- IgrokYa -- a file type identifier (like file(1); originally part of Proxlat (below))
- work stalled
- KanjiFinder -- a tool to help English-speaking users find Japanese kanji
- program's done, but data files nowhere near complete
- Proxlat -- a general-purpose binary translator
- abandoned as impossible
- QuickRun a simple program launcher (started as part of EEShell2)
- Visible -- a Visual Basic-to-C/C++ translator
- work stalled, as usual
- Erik's tools -- a small handful of tiny utilities I wrote some time ago
Quote of the Day
If a job's worth doing, no further justification is required.