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Kirk 1038982130-Oct-20 5:17
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I completely agree...
I grew up on a PDP-11 running RSTS/E using Basic-Plus (The Predecessor to VAX Basic).
Most of the OS Tools were written in Basic-Plus. I could do anything in BASIC. It was pseudo-compiled (Bytecoded), and was the technology Microsoft "borrowed" to get instant compiling of BASIC for Visual BASIC.

Was it perfect? No!

Was it extensible? YES! In fact, we had MEMORY MAPPED Files that Worked like arrays, you index the file as File[X] to get a fixed block read of block X. You declared the block size when you opened the file. We used this for lightning fast Hash Lookups.

Extensible? We had to modify the OS to add "sys" calls to a jump table. But we could do it.

Now, BASIC allowed DLL calling in windows. And Python allows wrappers of compiled code.

Finally, to me the MOST POWERFUL piece of an interpreted language is the ability to EMBED it as a scripting language inside of an Application to let the end users extend it.

I wrote applications inside of Word and Excel for people. It broke my heart when I went to embed VBA inside of my application, and ran into MSFT Licensing (OMG Draconian). So we used a different scripting engine that was free and based on Pascal. It worked... But I would have loved for the product to have the Power and Libraries of Python!

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