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Hi. I just can not find a better place to ask....

I want to learn 4GL from making program. Can you tell me  what 4GL is the good one and where I can find a free compiler to begin with.
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Well there are two good 4GL langauges, but they are not free. They are Visual Basic and Delphi. They had a download of Delphi at www.borland.com but I think they got rid of it.  However, Visual Basic learning edition is only a hundred dollars(fifty with there rebate)
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Hello laeuchl.

I am using Visual Basic and know something in Delphi.......No body says those are 4GLs!! How about Visual C++?

I am sorry, but can you tell me which book mensioned that those are 4GLs?

Thank you for your time.
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I belive these are both 4GL. I use Visual C++, and it is most certainly not a 4GL. It is a strongly type langauge.
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Hi laeuchli.

It is very difficult to let me believe that Visual Basic and Delphi (or Visual Pascal) are 4GLs but Visual c++ isn't. following is others' discussion:

Subject:      Re: 4GL
From:         Yves Parent <yrparent@nbnet.nb.ca>
Date:         1998/06/05
Message-ID:   <35781FE2.BE62880@nbnet.nb.ca>
Newsgroups:   borland.public.delphi.database.desktop
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                                                                 By no means, NO!  It's a 3GL compiler vith a front-end code generator
(the IDE).

Roggen Kurt wrote:

> Is Delphi 4GL??
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Visual C++ and Visual Basic operate under two differnt ideas. You  can go a long way in visual basic without knowing two much about what was happening in windows, but not so in visual C++. You can  do a lot more in visual C++ also. For example, can you write a vxd in vb? Also I do belive that VB is a 4GL. I will look somemore in the MSDN and on the web to verify it.

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Yeap VB is a 4GL langauge.
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