Hi Bob Zale,

I will see more advanced, powered en flexibility formated input and
output routines like this used in C.
I give an Example:

FUNCTION PBFInput
("[%<datatype>],_
<variabels> )

FUNCTION PBFPrint
("[%<datatype>],_
[strings],_
[chr$<escape_sequences>]",
<variabels> )

==> %<datatype><pos>.<precision>

Datatypes in PB:

%? or %BYTE
%% or %INTEGER
%@ or %PTR
%& or %LONG
%&& or %QUAD
%?? or %WORD
%??? or %DWORD
%! or %SINGLE
%# or %DOUBLE
%## or %EXT
%@ or %CURRENCY
%@@ or %CUX
%$ or %STRING
%ASCIIZ

Is it posibble that are extended libraries for the powerbasic compilers
PBL with the most used I/0 functions and others like C used static
libraries.

I will see the keyword : #DEFINE for defining constants and
creeting macros

EXAMPLE:

#DEFINE PI 3.141592

I will so also indexed string like C.
DIM a AS CHAR

Greetings,
Stephane




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