simple question (compounded by the above thread...)
I assume when I read basic, you mean BASIC, but the references to VB makes me wonder.
if we're talking BASIC, is there a preferred flavour?? I've been experimenting with Emergence Basic (no reason, it's free, and it was handy...), but if there's a better/preferred option I'd rather know now...
Target, I would highly suggest you to avoid IONICWIND, their website, forums, applications because after all you get is grief! Paul Turley, the founder will keep stopping and taking back on the development.
He gave to his users numerous of excuses, for instance(and this is true) "My dog needs to go to the vets bla bla i need money if not i won't be able to work on the language"...So they did contribute...People on there are more like followers then users, so please do not pay him a dime! Maybe you could check out the following:
FreeBasic - it's free
PureBasic - it's 99bucks for life time updates(excellent language)
REALBasic - expensive and buggy
PowerBasic - a little pricey but not that bad!
I'll think of more later...