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  • Mel Bishop
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    clay, if you need lfn in your dos programs, check out:
    http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ad.php?t=23451


    as noted, this will not work in a pure dos environment. it will
    work only in a windows dos window.

    e-mail: yup. thanks.
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  • Clay Clear
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    Thanks, Mel, very much. Now that I have confirmation, I will forego
    recreating my OBJ/PBU files that added LFN disk file support to my PB/DOS
    EXE's. Mr. Hanlin believes that that might very well be natively
    supported in the next release. At this time, I have no need for LFN
    support. 'Sides, it'd be easy to create them as PBU's if I did
    develop need for them. I long ago stopped using OBJ files for pretty
    much everything except the fundamental ASM subs/functions, because
    string handling in MASM-created OBJ files is such a pain. With PBU's,
    it's easy to do because a person can combine BASIC/ASM functionalities.
    The thing I REALLY look forward to in the next upgrade is support
    for more modern CPU's in its inline assembler. It is the very anachronistic
    inline assembler support in the current release that has me still doing some stuff
    as OBJ files. The MASM 6.14 OBJ-compiler can go all the way up to
    and including support for 486/387 ASM opcodes. But, even with the
    antiquated inline assembler, there is still a workaround, which is to embed
    unsupported opcodes/addressing modes as ! db statements. But, that's such
    a pain in a large ASM PBU, because you have to constantly go back and forth to
    the Intel PDF's to look up the opcodes/addressing.

    Anyway, sorry for rambling. <grin>

    Did you get the e-mail I sent to you?



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  • Mel Bishop
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    I saw somewhere on this BBS that PB is, indeed, going to release
    at least one more PB/DOS upgrade. Can't remember where I saw it
    tho. I, for one, am really looking forward to it but due to their
    "no vaporware" policy......


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  • Clay Clear
    started a topic Question About PB/DOS

    Question About PB/DOS

    Has PB, Inc. made a firm decision on whether it will or will not
    come out with a PB/DOS upgrade? I am not looking for a beginning work/release
    date, as I do not want to violate your "no vaporware" policy.
    All I am looking for is "yes," "no," or "undecided."


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