Harbour is an actively used programming language created in 1999. Harbour is a modern computer programming language, primarily used to create database/business programs. It is a modernized, open sourced and cross-platform version of the older Clipper system, which in turn developed from the dBase database market of the 1980s and 90s. Harbour code using the same databases can be compiled under a wide variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix variants, several BSD descendants, Mac OS X, MINIX 3, Windows CE, Pocket PC, Symbian, iOS, Android, QNX, VxWorks, OS/2/eComStation, BeOS/Haiku, AIX and MS-DOS.. Read more on Wikipedia...
- Harbour ranks in the top 10% of languages
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- Harbour first appeared in 1999
- file extensions for Harbour include hb, prg, ch and hbp
- See also: clipper, dbase, linux, unix, ios, android, tcp, mysql, postgresql, sqlite, xbase, c, java, visual-foxpro, visual-objects, xbasepp
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Example code from Wikipedia:
#include "hbclass.ch" PROCEDURE Main() LOCAL oPerson CLS oPerson := Person():New( "Dave" ) oPerson:Eyes := "Invalid" oPerson:Eyes := "Blue" Alert( oPerson:Describe() ) RETURN CREATE CLASS Person VAR Name INIT "" METHOD New( cName ) METHOD Describe() ACCESS Eyes INLINE ::pvtEyes ASSIGN Eyes( x ) INLINE iif( HB_ISSTRING( x ) .AND. x $ "Blue,Brown,Green", ::pvtEyes := x, Alert( "Invalid value" ) ) PROTECTED: VAR pvtEyes ENDCLASS // Sample of normal Method definition METHOD New( cName ) CLASS Person ::Name := cName RETURN Self METHOD Describe() CLASS Person LOCAL cDescription IF Empty( ::Name ) cDescription := "I have no name yet." ELSE cDescription := "My name is: " + ::Name + ";" ENDIF IF ! Empty( ::Eyes ) cDescription += "my eyes' color is: " + ::Eyes ENDIF RETURN cDescription
Last updated August 9th, 2020