Several years ago I have decided to use Dialect
for producing most of the scripts for my applications. I got fedup with the many GUI generators with an elaborate IDE which force on you a certain type of workstyle I do not appreciate. The same holds for the many "web generators" I find of no use at all. A text editor like Edit plus
and a small repertoire of HTML, Java script and CSS words and syntax are all I need for my simple web site.
Most scripts on the chemsoft.ch
site are offered as executables and as source code. You are invited to look at the code to understand its working, and eventually to change it to your liking. For this purpose I have also bundeled Dialect.exe
, the master program for composing the scripts and making their exes. I now remove that program from individual script packages and insert Dialect and its auxiliary files, incl. source code, on this page for downloading. When George Harth
, its creator, has stopped developing Dialect at about 2001 he has made it open source and given it to sourceforge.net
for distribution. However, most Antivirus software refuses to download the original(?) last binary DialectWin32Install-1.16.exe
. The compiled Dialect.exe
within that package seems to be infected by a trojan. Now, by making a Dialect script into an executable it is tokenized and appended to the end of Dialect.exe, hence every script built catches the virus, too! Therefore, I have recompiled Dialect.exe from the (clean) sources with the help of MS Visual C++ 6.0. Both versions, Dialect-Standard and Dialect-Pro are now free from any malware and so are all my scripts.