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    QBasic compiler


    Hi I just started my programming classes and want to practice on my win xp 32 bit only compliers for QBasic I see are 16 bit any one know of a 32 bit?

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    Try the VB forum, I thought QBasic was interpreted not compiled, guess you learn something new everyday.

    QBasic is handled over there AFAIK
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    ok (hopefully moderater will trans it) But yes there is interpreted's and compiliers and i need the compilier

    Becuase when using interper a few commands to day i learned in class did not work, plus teacher said we are using a QBasic Compilier. Also I have see both but like i said when i try compiler sure it dosnt work with xp 32 bit I tried differnt versions. but after i exstract it first time i was it its ok BUT second time so on have a error dealing with 16 bit (dosnt work if i make pc 16 bit). So um.. Ya ok Long story short i need a 32 bit QBasic Compilier

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    Originally Posted by Axweildr
    Try the VB forum, I thought QBasic was interpreted not compiled, guess you learn something new everyday.

    QBasic is handled over there AFAIK
    We don't do QB. Well - I don't. Someone there might know. Yes, QBasic is interpreted but I believe you can also get a compiler just like the original MS/IBM BASIC.

    QBasic <-> Visual Basic is kinda like saying "Perl and PHP are the same" with either statement being about as accurate as the other. Unless QBasic attained object orientation when I wasn't looking ;-)
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    Ok, but still I need a 32 bit compirler ill go post on vb forums
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    QBasic compiler :)


    Any one know of a 32 BIT QBasic compiler?

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    Well, as I hinted in the Other Languages forum VB != QBasic. Have you looked at the several compilers found here? Also, 16 bit applications should run under a 32 bit O/S.
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    Since this was subsequently posted in VB I'm gonna close this to avoid having people double up effort. Follow up in this thread if anyone can help on this question.

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    since I mod both forums I've merged the threads while leaving a redirect from your original post
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    ok I got it. It was a interperter, but there still are compirlers
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    there exist no 32 bit qbasic compilers. This goes back to the distinction between qbasic and quickbasic. QBasic was a free interpreter that came with all installs of dos. QuickBasic was a compiler that you could purchase from microsoft for about $90. QuickBasic would make 16bit .exe's you could run. Development for QuickBasic ended with DOS as VisualBasic for DOS was created and VB was further developed. Qbasic has been a dead language for 15 years or so, but that's what makes it so much fun.

    There are other Basic compilers that claim close qbasic syntax, but none as far as I know have full qbasic compatibility. So the answer is you are pretty much out of luck.

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    Ok I see thank you (rep) Ya iam learning QBasic so i need interperter. Also does QBasic mean quick basic?



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