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Re: TIPC-Basic
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 09:39:42 am »

It's been almost a year since I made this library for FreeBASIC. While it's pretty complete in its own right you could see the cracks of the limitations of the library pretty clearly. There were a number of commands that had to be renamed or otherwise they would conflict with native FreeBASIC commands. Conditional statements were pretty much uneditable. This was unfixable by design.

So I went deeper.

I took a look at the sourcecode of the FreeBASIC compiler itself. I'm now able to pretty much rename anything I like. I'm also able to edit the syntax of things like conditional statements. Although the latter is more like fighting in the bowels of hell. Still, I was able to change the syntax of the for loop in FreeBASIC (for A=1 to 10) into the TI Basic equivalent (for A,1,10), so I know it's possible.

What this concretely means is, this brings TI-Basic a whole lot closer to the PC! + You still have access to the goodness of FreeBASIC.

Plans for the future:
- Add more commands
- massive overhaul of everything I created so far. Rewriting documentation, making it more spiffy and userfriendly etc
- compile a client for Windows with the new syntax, add an IDE, add the library and repackage everything in a neat little package.
- Make everything opensource(library + my version of the compiler) so you can muck around with it + the advantage that people with linux/FreeBSD can compile it for themselves.
Unpretty Integrals
This program gives you a graphical representation of the "fnint(" function, which allows you to calculate definite integrals. It is extremely similar to the functionality MathPrint provides, minus the extreme bloat that slows your calculator down to a crawl.