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  • #Bloat

    Because of the humorous content in Help for #Bloat, I dismissed the option.

    But today, I actually needed found a use for it. I wanted to test out some download code but the EXE to download was only 20K or so. To make it big enough to see the download code (progressbar) in action, I used #Bloat to make the EXE bigger.

    I could have made a simple text file that was huge, but #Bloat turned out to be convenient.

    Cool beans.

  • #2
    The wrong tool for the job it seems..
    hellobasic

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    • #3
      Wrong tool???

      For Gary's purposes, what's wrong with writing a "Hello World" program and #BLOATing it up to a gig or so file size?

      Quick-n-easy.
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      • #4
        For Gary Beene's purpose, I would probably use dd, but I am used to the Unix command line.

        I could see #BLOAT as useful for steganography purposes, but then you would have to know exactly where the bloat is located so you can insert the payload.
        Erich Schulman (KT4VOL/KTN4CA)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mel Bishop View Post
          Wrong tool???

          For Gary's purposes, what's wrong with writing a "Hello World" program and #BLOATing it up to a gig or so file size?

          Quick-n-easy.
          I suspect EB was making a joke - implying VB would be the "right tool" for creating bloated applications.
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          • #6
            No, increase the exe's size to see some progressbar??

            I assume it was for testing purposes?
            hellobasic

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            • #7
              Much Adoe About Nothing?

              Me thinks, my fellow-countryman Edwin is right. Not the size of the exe but the quantity of the items that your proggie should move/copy (i.e. the "mega-size" of the array) is the important thingy here.

              By the way: in Dutch we have a word that's exactly pronounced as "bloat" (written as "bloot") but its meaning is "naked". Coincidence PB-folks? Because in fact: bloat is Much Adoe About Nothing (Shakespearian spelling), isn't it?

              Egbert Zijlema, journalist and programmer (zijlema at basicguru dot eu)
              http://zijlema.basicguru.eu
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