I love the ease of use and literally the Power in PowerBASIC.
One of my surprises, I recoded a data file encryption algorithm in PowerBASIC from QuickBasic, and using some of PowerBASIC's coding techniques, was able to speed it up drastically.
I had a verb for verb translation run Encrypt-Decrypt 10,000 times (lots of string manipulation). QuickBASIC: 86 secs PowerBASIC: 1.2 secs
Pretty incredible if you ask me...
Adam J. Drake, Programmer
Drake Enterprises, Ltd.