The Athena Project

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Re: The Athena Project
« Reply #180 on: December 29, 2017, 10:10:00 pm »
Well, if I did rewrite Athena in another language I'm not sure I would still be sane afterwards  :-\
There would be a heavy learning curve and a lot of things would need to be completely rewritten from scratch.

But... its possible.. I just don't think Art or Freddy has the patience for it.  ;)
I would be happy to release the bare minimum at this point.

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Re: The Athena Project
« Reply #181 on: December 31, 2017, 12:42:43 am »
My observation is about software releases in general.

With a software release of a community version, the
community can (help) rewrite it.

Also, an easier language, such as PHP which works
great on the web, may make rewriting a lot easier.
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Re: The Athena Project
« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2017, 01:51:22 am »
I don't think PHP is strong enough of a language to do the job, TBH, being a scripting language. That's why I used Visual Basic. Its a powerful language and its manageable, unlike C and C++. C languages can get very difficult to work with, while PHP, Javascript, VBScript, etc, are not meant for deep coding. Not to say you can't do awesome things with those languages, I just prefer the balance VB has to offer. 

Also, Athena was never intended for use on the web. Its built for the PC. I don't like all the restrictions a web based app would have. I don't even like the idea of Athena connecting to the internet, even to learn. With all the crude and fake information out there, I'm afraid Athena my learn something bad.

But... nothing is stopping anyone from making as many plugins as they want. Though its all in VB right now.

I'm trying to make Athena as customizeable as possible, So the community can do a lot with Athena.
I suppose when its all over, the source code could be release too.
I'm not really even sure anyone would really care about any of this anyway. But I do.

Just making light conversation  ::)


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Re: The Athena Project
« Reply #183 on: January 01, 2018, 04:33:44 am »
1). Why the question of a Re-write when it hasn't even been written (completely) yet?
2). Why would a programmer want (other than perhaps plug-ins) other people to re-write what he/she initially intended for the program to convey?
3). Why would or should a programmer want to "give away" their hard-earned Source Code for others to have a hack fest with it?

Just curious....Robert Medeksza, Steve Worswick, Bruce Wilcox and others don't give away all their secrets to their creations and why should they?
I think it's the magic behind the scenes that allows for the suspension of disbelief that happens when we converse with computers. Then again, perhaps it's just me.

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