2/17/13 UPDATE: Added the 0.4.1a patch link and info.
Today's featured Small Basic extension comes from Liam McSherry. Here is information about the extension in his words...
Extended Small Basic Library, or ESL, is a small but powerful extension for Microsoft Small Basic. Although it didn't get off to a great start, and I was unable to work on it after the initial release on the 6th of October 2012, it is back, and with a new thread.
ESL is comprised of 12 classes, each of which either expand and improve on the Small Basic standard library, or bring new features of their own into the mix. These include advanced features such as cryptography, tetration, and include useful features such as being able to use C# arrays as storage, which are significantly faster than Small Basic arrays.
ESL is an open source project, and a link to the source code will be at the end of this post. ESL is currently in an "Alpha" state of development, and may be buggy. All bug reports are welcome, but please try not to continuously report the same bug.
ESL on GitHub: https://github.com/McSherry/ESLESL Download: https://munycdn.com/a/McSherry/ESL_0.4.1a.zipESL on Ohloh: https://www.ohloh.net/p/ESLHTML ReadMe: http://mcsherry.github.com/ESL/
A basic "Getting Started" document for ESL is now available. It describes the classes within ESL, as well as providing a few code examples, and any relevant legal information.
Read "Getting Started with ESL": https://munycdn.com/a/McSherry/Getting Started with ESL.pdf
Please feel free to provide suggestions in this forum thread. Thanks for your time, and I hope this extension is useful for you.
If you'd like to contribute to ESL, please fork the GitHub repository, and then file a merge request with your changes. It would also be helpful if you used the Issue Tracker provided by GitHub.
Licencing and legal information is available in the README, as well as a list of credits for various components that make up parts of ESL.
Added features in the 0.3.0a update:
Added features in the 0.4.0a update:
Updates in the 0.4.1a patch:
Thanks to Liam and the community for all your hard work on this great extension!
Have you used it? What do you think?
- Ninja Ed