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  • Douglas C. Horner
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    Criss

    You probably right in your assessment. Considering the cost of the scanners $99.00 to purchase PB/DOS is immaterial.

    Doug

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    You can either complain that rose bushes have thorns- or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses!

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  • Criss French
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    QB 4.5

    For the price of PBdos3.5, I will never touch QB again. Ever.

    After years of grief programming data collection software for
    my survey company, after many hours in the feild spent re-surveying
    to recover randomly wiped data files over COM errors (I can't
    understand how a file opened as append only can get fully erased
    either) PB3.5 has rendered the same code (with only very minor
    tweaks) absolutely rock solid stable.

    IMHO, if it's worth coding, then PB is the cheapest part of your
    job. M$ never gave a $*|^ about QB as far as I can tell. All of
    the hours I put in trying to prod a vuage semblance of predictability
    out of the buggy <%^p that QB compiled, make the $100 price
    seem like very cheap entertainment. Hours spent having fun instead
    of test coding to work around bugs.

    What I like:
    ALL compiler controls built into the code : nothing to remember years later.
    COM port control flags that do almost everything (incl. ignore errors YEAH)
    USING$
    HUGE arrays
    fixed strings
    byte, int(16bit), int(32bit), int(64bit), including unsigned to 32bit
    Extended precision for native x87 code.
    ITERATE
    good variable scope control
    localized error handling
    reliable event handling

    God it just goes on and on. PB ain't totally perfect, but I've not
    seen better. The years I went without (I only found it at V3.5)
    are a true regret to me.

    Rant over. Good luck. And no, I don't own stock.



    [This message has been edited by Criss French (edited September 19, 2003).]

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  • Douglas C. Horner
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    Gent's

    Thanks for the feedback. Since I don't have PB/DOS only PBCC,PBWIN70 etc. I'll just use good'ol QB 4.5 to develop the app!

    Doug

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  • mark pruitt
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    Originally posted by Davide Vecchi:
    About PB/CC, i don't even know whether any Windows version will install under DR-DOS.
    Davide, I think you're correct on this. DRDOS is a genuine DOS OS, subject to the same
    limitations as MS DOS. If you use an operating system other than Windows 95, you need to
    make a seperate partition on the drive to install DRDOS. On the plus side, DRDOS is a
    great OS in itself. I have an old junker Compaq LTE 5280 (a whole 24 Meg of RAM!) that has
    two partitions; one for DRDOS 7.02 and PBDOS/Vision, the other for Debian Linux (very low
    GUI install). I haven't had a problem with it since I installed it many moons ago.



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  • Davide Vecchi
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    I developed several PB/DOS apps under DR-DOS 7.03,
    and it worked very fine. About PB/CC, i don't even know whether
    any Windows version will install under DR-DOS.

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  • Peter Lameijn
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    You can download DR-Dos 7.03 at http://www.drdos.net/download.htm


    [This message has been edited by Peter Lameijn (edited September 18, 2003).]

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  • Douglas C. Horner
    started a topic DR-DOS anyone?

    DR-DOS anyone?

    Has anyone tried to develop a PBCC 2.0 app using this OS? It run's on a Symbol 6800 hand held scanner.
    I don't have copy to test it on. It looks like it should work but I don't want to drop $$$$$ and find out it doesn't
    Here's the link

    www.drdos.com

    Thx
    Doug

    Added: PBCC is a 32Bit compiler doubt it!

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    You can either complain that rose bushes have thorns- or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses!



    [This message has been edited by Douglas C. Horner (edited September 18, 2003).]
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