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    I've been shopping around for an alternative to my current way of programming.

    Currently, I've a batch file that loads up BonBon and PQSyntax. BonBon is a TSR that allows you to easily move to your various SUBs and FUNCTIONs. PQSyntax is a syntax colourizer for PowerBASIC. This combination allows me to easily add some more features and still use the PowerBASIC compiler.

    Other alternatives that I've found:

    Power Basic Editor & Parser
    Programmer's File Editor

    PDE4PB ($70-$130 - Unreleased)
    UltraEdit ($30)
    SemWare Editor ($99+)

    ...has anyone found any others? I'm actually quite pleased with the PowerBASIC compiler but I'd like two more features. A syntax colourizer and I don't want to see all of my code at one time. I like how PDS 7.1 will modularize my code and I don't have to see all of SUBs and FUNCTIONs at once. Granted, I know some people like it; but, I don't. Of course, I'd also want the IDE to go to any errors found during compiling.

    Any thoughts or suggestions...?

    Don Ewald
    mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
    Donnie Ewald
    [email protected]

  • #2
    Stephane Fonteyne was writing one with PB/DOS and PB/Vision... you could ask him how he is getting on with it (I don't have his email address, sorry).

    Also, James C Fuller has one for PB/DLL (PBWINADP)...

    PowerBASIC Support
    mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
    mailto:[email protected]


    • #3
      greetings again!

      i attempted to contact mr. fonteyne but he hasn't replied to his email yet.

      i noticed a posting in third-party addons that mentions another powerbasic editor by heber jorge da silva called pbced--it's free as well.

      don ewald
      mailto:[email protected][email protected]</a>
      Donnie Ewald
      [email protected]


      • #4
        Greetings Don,

        I´ve tested the "bonbon-program" and I found it useable,

        I´ve the "Power-Tools" from Dirk Hilger the Autor of Bonbon.

        I´ve found a little thing:

        if have code like this
        $include "one"
        $include "two"

        the second function - list and select all include file is then
        not full infunction - You can´t select the include files.

        You need to have code like:

        $include "one.bas"
        $include "two.bas"

        the next point is that only the sub´s and function´s of the
        -now edited file- are displayed.

        I´would wish that all sub´s and function´s of the whole file
        and the include files are displayed.

        Has anyone the source code of "bonbon" ?

        Regards from Germany

        Matthias Kuhn

        email:[email protected]