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  • $SEGMENT quirks?

    Hey all,

    I occasionally use $SEGMENT in my longer DOS applications. But for some odd reason the
    IDE/Compiler is fussy about where and when I can place one in my code. I often have
    to randomly place $SEGMENT (and multiple times) to get it to compile.

    Paul


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  • #2
    The best place to put it is the first line of an $include file.
    The $include file should contain a SUB or FUNCTION only. It's
    not a really good idea to randomly put $SEGMENT statements in
    middle of a routine.

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    • #3
      As Mel suggests, it's a good idea to place $SEGMENT between major code units,
      such as SUBs or FUNCTIONs, rather than just anywhere in the middle.
      You can't use $SEGMENT within a unit, or within a structured code block
      such as FOR..NEXT, DO..LOOP, or IF..END IF. Use $SEGMENT only when you
      must-- fewer segments mean more efficient code.


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      Tom Hanlin
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