Out Of String Space

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Date: 04-15-92 (23:50)             Number: 61
From: JEAN CREPEAU                 Refer#: NONE
  To: JASON GORMLEY                 Recvd: NO  
Subj: Out Of String Space            Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
In a message to ALL, JASON GORMLEY wrote:
JG=>    Hello. I have  been reading this  base for awhile,  but this is the
    first post  I've posted.  I have  a question  for all  you Quick  Basic

JG=>  I am in the process  of writing an online Role-Playing type game.  It
    is almost done, but One error keeps dogging my (and my  co-programmers)
    progress. OUT OF STRING SPACE.  My question is this... Has  anyone else
    had a problem with this, and what are my options in getting rid of this
    troblesome error??

        This happens because you use  too much string space! When  you have
many long  (very long)  strings, that  often happens.  You should  use disk
files to write your long strings, which will save RAM space. If you have  a
(or many) large array dimensionned, this also can produce that error.  Make
your arrays smaller or run QB with the /AH option. I think BC also  accepts
the /AH  option. This  option allocates  high-adress RAM  for your  dynamic
arrays, which leaves more space for your strings. The limit of string space
is 64K I think.  But if your use  more stack (with CLEAR),  this lower this
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