Could Python supplant Java?

Cousin Stanley CousinStanley at
Fri Aug 23 18:46:08 CEST 2002

|| ( I just hate any thing derived from basic, don't mind :)

Cousin d2002xx ... 

Before you write off  ALL  Basic derivations , 
you might check out  xBasic ... 

Following is a short blurb from the xBasic docs ... 

Cousin Stanley


Except for minor touchups, most of this documentation was written when XBasic 
was originally designed and implemented, which was 1988 - 5 & 7 years before 
WindowsNT & Windows95 were first released. 

XBasic was designed to be portable between UNIX and whatever 32-bit operating system 
became popular for PCs - which ended up being Windows95/98/NT and Linux. 

The first implementation of XBasic was developed on a Motorola 88000 RISC CPU workstation 
running UNIX in 1988, then on 80386+ UNIX in 1991-1992, then on WindowsNT & Windows95 
during alpha developer pre-release in 1992 & 1994, and finally on Linux in 1995. 

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