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Comment: Re:But... why? (Score 1) 430

by JohnnyLocust (#45874135) Attached to: Cairo 2D Graphics May Become Part of ISO C++

Qt doesn't get out much beyond Win/Lin/Mac.

Qt isn't available for enough platforms because it only runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle, vXWorks, BSD, Solaris, Haiku, WebOS, OS/2, Tizen and AmigaOS? Anything that passes the "does it run on Amiga?" test is good enough for me.

You forgot qt in a browser:

Comment: Re:BASIC (Score 1) 709

by JohnnyLocust (#34700346) Attached to: Why Teach Programming With BASIC?

10 INPUT "Who is poster?";A$ 20 IF A$="plover" PRINT $A;" is a jerk" else 30 30 PRINT A$;" is not a jerk"

There are literally millions of programmers that cut their teeth on little 16K machines with basic in ROM. It stopped nobody from going on to OO languages. Dykstra was wrong.

-- BMO

I've met countless people over the years who say they started programming in basic on 16k machines, and NEVER made it to OO languages. For some, they lost interest, but others simply weren't able to make the jump from spaghetti code to structured programming, much less OO.

Do molecular biologists wear designer genes?