User talk:Basicgames

From Rosetta Code

I assume you have a good reason for deleting all the Tiny Craft Basic samples? Please state it. --Petelomax (talk) 22:59, 21 March 2024 (UTC)

A few years ago I got into developing an expression evaluator and started using it to develop Tiny Craft Basic in Quick Basic. This was essentially my first experimental language. My plans were big so I updated and promoted it.

A few years later, there has been very little downloads and virtually no feedback. Meanwhile I have been working on "better" language projects.

I am working on:

Express BASIC in C
Net Basic in PHP
Craft Basic in Emergence Basic
Commando Basic in FreeBasic (I am planning a total rewrite in C)
FTC Basic compiler in Quick Basic

With all of these language projects in development, I decided to discontinue Tiny Craft Basic in favor of Express BASIC. They both function similarly on the front end except Express BASIC is more standard and meant to have good compatibility with classic BASIC languages. I just see no need to split my energy on two different line number oriented BASIC interpreters for DOS. Also, Express BASIC is cross platform and also runs on Linux or Windows.

I have already uploaded several language projects to Rosetta Code and feel like some of it is just unnecessary filler at this point. By removing Tiny Craft Basic, I will be able to Upload Express BASIC examples without feeling like I am wasting as much space.

I expected as much, thanks for letting us know it was not an act of vandalism or spite. Anything drastic like that deserves a helpful summary when/should you next do it, just like the "Discontinued" one I've put on this very edit (see history). --Petelomax (talk) 17:01, 22 March 2024 (UTC)

I see what you mean. The right thing would have been to say it was discontinued on the language page? I am still learning this platform.

yep, anything like that would do. --Petelomax (talk) 17:12, 22 March 2024 (UTC)
Of course, you could have left the samples and just added a note that Tiny Craft Basic had discontinued development on the language page - not all languages on RC are being actively maintained, especially some of the ones of "historic interest".
If you got even a handful of downloads, that sounds like there was some interest. --Tigerofdarkness (talk) 19:24, 22 March 2024 (UTC)

I didn't expect anyone to notice it disappeared.

It just seemed like Tiny Craft Basic strayed too far from standards with its ad hoc design. Maybe I will bring it back again if I actually get the time to properly update it.

Anyway, next time I do something drastic like this, I will definitely say discontinued or more likely "not currently being updated."

Thank you both for taking the time to see what was up and let ne know how to do better.