Re: Number Conversions

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-18-92 (15:19)             Number: 117
From: DONN BLY                     Refer#: NONE
  To: BEN KAHN                      Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Number Conversions         Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
 > DB> The problems are compounded by the fact that QB will use a math
 > DB> coprocessor if it is installed in the machine, so when it comes
 > DB> to handling floating point numbers at execution time the program

 >      That is why I use PowerBasic.  I can tell it that a
 > coprocessor will always be present or tell it it will
 > never be. That way, I don't have to deal with all the
 > checks and stuff.  I can also, of coarse, let it detect.

If that is your reason for using PowerBasic, you picked
pretty poor one, because while the default in QB is to use
auto-detect floating point, it is just as configurable and
you can compile math-coprocessor-only versions if you
like.  Nothing against PowerBasic, but it offers nothing in
the way of coprocessor support that Microsoft hasn't
offered since before PowerBasic was ever released.

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