I have not really programmed on my TI since the 80's when I was a kid. Back then it was mostly typing in BASIC games from magazines or books. It was then that I decided to go to college and get a degree in Computer Science and I have made a living as a programmer ever since.
Anyway, I have just recently pulled my TI's out of storage and started messing around with them again after I found the forums here on AtariAge. I have been reviewing the info here and on Ninerpedia about the various programming languages available. While the information is good, I haven't found a good resource that would lead me to pick any one language over another. The information has been good, but I just end up with more questions than answers.
Is it all just personal preference? or is there some features or functionality that would lead me to pick a certain language? I know this answer would be different based on the type of program I wanted to create. For example an arcade or platformer game vs a terminal emulator or FTP client. What about execution speed or development libraries? Why would I want to use GPL ,Assembly or one of the versions of Forth vs one of the newer Extended Basic variants? If I want to take advantage of the F18A, would any of them be better suited to that? So many questions.
My personal preference would be to have some type of matrix with info on all of the available languages where you could quickly compare them. Perhaps I will need to put one together and share it.
Edited by broettger, Mon Apr 2, 2018 10:24 PM.