Visual Basic / Small Basic


How is it different from VB.Net?

Small Basic is small – much smaller than VB and supports just a subset of what VB.Net supports. Besides, you can actually write a compiler using VB.Net

What are the limitations of Small Basic?

We wanted to keep Small Basic as small and intuitive as possible. We felt that it’s okay to limit Small Basic from being the language of choice for solving every conceivable problem. For example, while it’s theoretically possible to write a Small Basic compiler using Small Basic, it’s probably not a good idea.

What is the evolution strategy for the language?

One of the most important visions of this project is to focus on the beginner persona. This is very imporatant for us and we’ve so far successfully avoided the temptation to add any any feature that doesn’t cater to this persona. We’ll continue to be guided by this vision. So, don’t expect Small Basic to start supporting Generics any time soon. 🙂

What is the future of Small Basic?

The future of Small Basic depends on you. If the idea and the project are received well, we’ll continue to invest in developing newer versions and supporting the most requested features.


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