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  • PB6 vs VB6..

    A friend of mine asked for help with some VB6 code. Okay, so he is a good
    friend, I promised to help. Got a 4.6 MB installation over slow mail, sigh.
    Simple program, a treeview, an edit control, some buttons and labels, etc,
    and a small text file, acting as database. Simple problem too, with the
    parsing of the file. Easily fixed.

    Just for fun, I took a treeview template I have here, added same controls,
    rewrote parser to use pointers instead and compiled in PB/DLL 6.0. Exactly
    same look and functionality, but about 1200% faster - one code, one exe,
    total size 43 KB! Not even zipped - not even optimized..

    Fun part - took less than an hour to do with DDT. Even funnier part - took
    less than a minute before my friend called me up, when he saw the result.
    Funniest part - he bought my PB version straight off for a sum that equals
    about 500 US dollars..

    Just wanted to share, and even if it's been said before, it's worth repeating:
    Thank you, Bob Zale and the rest of the PB-team for an absolutely fantastic product!


  • #2
    Well, I for one am quite pleased to hear that you were rewarded
    for your generosity. I appreciate your time and effort in
    contributing to these forums and wish you many more such rewarding

    Bernard Ertl
    Bernard Ertl
    InterPlan Systems


    • #3
      Great story, Borje! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the compliment!

      PowerBASIC Support
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      • #4

        I love stories like this. Even better are when the "other" language
        is C or C++!

        Russ Srole

        "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers