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Subject: RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler
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Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 1:32:16 AM         
   


Amazing work that PWCT. Thanks for sharing.

Victor Espina


> > Hi. This is a crazy idea that just poped into my mind.
> >
> > How hard could be to write a .NET program that reads a text file with VFP code and creates an equivalent code in C# or VB.NET ? Wouldn't be this a faster and easier way to keep using VFP programming language and at the same time compile to a platform that can run for sure in upcoming windows versions?
> >
> > Besides, its a LOT easier to find skilled .NET programmers than C/C++ ones, isn't it ?
> >
> > Of course I;m very aware that there will be issues very hard to cover, like cursors, macros, VFP UI clases, etc,... but I think its a doable task in a razonable time, specially if more than a couple of persons get involved.
> >
> > What do you think? I'm just plain crazy or just being too naive?
> >
> > Regards
> >
> >
> >
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>
> Hi Victor
>
> Not so crazy. It is being done in a number of scripting languages like LUA where you write script in LUA and a library is included along with bytecode and standard form containers and a project. You then compile this project to get the app.
>
> There are a number of guys who do this for creating APPs for the iPhone IOS:
>
> giderosmobile.com
> stencyl.com
> www.monkeycoder.co.nz
>
> to name a few.
>
> While these are mostly for games - that means they handle graphics, they can also create business apps.
>
> Check them out and see how they do it. My favourite is Stencyl where you do NO programming but just drag and drop.
>
> There is actually one VFP project I found that does this and is not well known.
>
> There is heaps of documentation and this guy has been around for a long time.
>
> The app is written in VFP and you can compile (iBelieve) in other languages. Also he boasts that you can do this without any code.
>
> The project is Programming Without Coding Technology (PWCT) and is free with heaps of documentation and video tutorials.
>
> Anyone interested should check it out at
>
> http://doublesvsoop.sourceforge.net/pwcthelp/main.htm
>
> Remember this is a VFP application and you can compile to some languages. He also allows you to setup your own language e.g. HTML+ JS etc.
>
>
>
> Bernard
>
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A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Victor Espina @ 11/3/2012 11:59:46 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 11/4/2012 12:35:56 AM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Victor Espina @ 11/4/2012 1:03:59 AM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 11/4/2012 2:52:29 AM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/4/2012 3:54:32 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Victor Espina @ 11/5/2012 3:30:44 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Rick Hodgin @ 11/5/2012 3:36:02 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Tom Saddul @ 11/5/2012 4:54:41 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Victor Espina @ 11/5/2012 4:57:35 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Tom Saddul @ 11/6/2012 3:56:50 AM
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RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/6/2012 4:44:59 AM
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RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Rolf Otto @ 11/6/2012 12:58:15 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/6/2012 2:00:46 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Rolf Otto @ 11/6/2012 2:39:54 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Jack Ryan @ 11/6/2012 10:15:05 PM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Bernard Bout @ 11/7/2012 12:46:18 AM
RE: A crazy idea: .NET VFP Compiler Posted by Victor Espina @ 11/7/2012 1:32:16 AM
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