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18-Jun-2012, 08:08 PM #16
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18-Jun-2012, 09:17 PM #17
Originally Posted by goedel View Post
Squashman: You wouldn't have replied that I had not searched hard enough and then directed me to a program that is not usable in XP, especially after I had included all my system info in my first message. You wouldn't have done that and wasted all my time, now would you?

None of the documentation states the Windows system the program was designed for. That makes me a bit suspicious.
And again you don't bother to do your research.
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19-Jun-2012, 07:00 AM #18
Originally Posted by goedel View Post
Squashman: I followed your kindly supplied link and downloaded successfully Freebasic. I then tried running its initial test, creating an execution file for hello.bas. I used my text editor to create the hello.bas source code. Then I saved it in My Documents. From "Start", I clicked the run command and a DOS emulating window opened. I changed directories to the My Documents directory. I did a DIR command and saw that "hello.bas" was in there. I then issued the command : fbc hello.bas According to the Freebasic documentation, that should have produced "hello.exe". The error mesasge displayed said that the command "fbc" is not recognized.
And again you didn't follow instructions.

And you should also know that FreeBasic is more like Qbasic then JustBasic is. It can run a lot of the native Qbasic programs that you probably wrote a long time ago if you use the correct compiler switch.

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20-Jun-2012, 05:22 AM #19
Is SmallBasic any good to you?
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