How many of you are Extreme Programmers?

Roy Smith roy at
Sat Apr 19 03:30:31 CEST 2003

"Andrew Dalke" <adalke at> wrote:
> One thing to note, which Dijkstra didn't predict, is that I stopped
> using a 'traditional' BASIC back in '86, when I got a copy of
> QuickBasic for my birthday.  No line numbers, real functions,
> better control structures, compiled code - while editing in the
> IDE, so the compile-link-run cycle is really fast.

I agree that all those things are good things, but by the time you've 
made that many changes to the language, what's left that it can still 
call itself BASIC?

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