The collected works of Barkas

They say OO is a pain to compile.
Last time I checked into compiling OO, that was version 1.1.x, and you had to build it on x86 with, I believe, gcc 3.2.3, and no other version would work.
Oh, yes, I too have that font.

It is not possible to read a single menu option in that program.
thanks. that worked.
I blame the unix folks.

All the nice OSes have always been for a small elite that could afford them. No on could afford an SGI or Sun or DEC or HP Workstation when they were new.

On the other hand there was Bill "a pc on every desk" Gates, and that was clearly the way to go, as we can see now. But the big unix vendors did not see that and now they are dead and the loss is theirs and ours. :(
Why not simply smtp with authentication?
BASIC is the devil.
So is Pascal.

Dijkstra wrote: It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.

Now I don't completely agree with that, but basic is not the best choice for beginners instruction.
I would tend to python.

Now don't say that OOP isn't for children: You don't have to use OOP in python at all.
And python does not train your mind into the limitations basic (or even C/C++) has - like types or brackets.