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Socoder -> On Topic -> Free multi platform language?

Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 09:50
spinal
Does anyone know of a good(ish) free language that can compile for the main OS's? I am writing a little program and I just know most people will complain if there isn't a Linux and OSX version.

It doesn't need to be super fancy, but should be able to do the following -
read/write files
find file size
check if file exists
save jpg images

Any advice?

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Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 09:55
Jayenkai
GUI? If not, do it in the most bog standard C you can find, and hope for the best!

Keep it open source, too, if you can, to save having people whinge that it won't work on their particular setup.

I've Win/Ubuntu/Mac here, so if you need testers/compilers, let me know.

.... oh, in fact.. Could you do it as a html/javascript/website thing, at all? (preferably without the need for a website!)

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Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 10:03
JL235
You can do all of that in Java, without the need for any extra libraries.
Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 10:08
waroffice
i was gonna say isnt that what java was invented for?
Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 10:15
spinal
movie player (again), although it still requires ffmepg which im sure has already been ported to every imaginable os.

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Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 10:27
Afr0
Freebasic...
Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 14:29
Stealth
Every app I've ever used that was written in Java is kind of bloated and slow.

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Fri, 01 Oct 2010, 05:01
bram32
You could look at 'Lazarus'?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_(software)
Fri, 01 Oct 2010, 06:10
9572AD
GLBasic is now free for non-commercial use on Windows, Linux and Mac.

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Fri, 01 Oct 2010, 06:43
Jayenkai
LOL, I can't believe I'd already forgotten that fact!

Of course it is!
Go for that!

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Wed, 19 Jan 2011, 06:57
dantheman363
I would say either Java or Python.