I took a long time to find and select this language and package. PureBasic has an amazing array of advantages and options (optional object-oriented methods, insertion of assembly language, and more). I wonder if yet another area of functionality would be of interest to any of you:
The BASIC language of the Commodore 64 was very simple. I could not find anything that simple on the market two years ago. It was simple, in part, because it was limited. Nowadays, we must preface the arithmetic with a lot of declarations of various sorts. Programming has become a specialty that requires a serious commitment of time and learning. This has tended to uninvite scientists and engineers who are maxed out on time and definitely max out on the complexity of their metal lives. Preprocessors could bring them back to programming and improve their productivity while making PureBasic even more amazing.
The idea is to offer a number of limited and task-specific interfaces that let the unsophisticated programmer dispense with all of the complications and get on with the arithmetic and logic. Fore example, there might be an interface that does arithmetic and logical operations on bytes, does not do floating point arithmetic and has a default address word length. This might be of interest to those trying to demonstrate an encryption algorithm without making a career of programming. I would call such an interface a preprocessor, but perhaps there is a better name. There might be more than a dozen such preprocessors made available.
So, my question is this: Are there any PureBasic programmers out there who would like to facilitate this kind of thing? Do you have an opinion as to the value of this? Do you have any suggestions for me?
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