Re: Pds

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-18-92 (09:14)             Number: 129
From: ROB SMETANA @ 914/201        Refer#: NONE
  To: JIM MURPHY                    Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Pds                        Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
> I've just received my PDS package and have been playing with
> it...can't seem to get it to load up with a LIB called QB4BAS.  Sad,
> 'cause I use that LIB alot.  Anybody got any suggestions?  I get a
> FORMAT" error.  I've tried extracting the library files I use and
> re-LIBing and re-QLBing them, but that hasn't worked (yet).  If you
> can figure it out, please let me know!
You're loading a QB 4.5 QLB in PDS 7.x, right?  Very often it CAN'T
be done!

QB 4.5 uses Near addresses for string variables (in BOTH the envi-
ronment and when you compile).  QBX, on the other hand uses FAR
addresses for strings (read the manual on FAR STRINGS) -- exclusively
in the QBX environment, and per the option you choose when you

In short, QBX can't handle QB 4.5 QLB files -- IF that QLB has any
string stuff (plus a few other gotchas).  A QLB with purely numeric
stuff *might* work.

If the QLB is made up of BAS modules, AND you have the source, you MUST
compile 'em using BC (7.x) using the /FS (Far String) option.  If the
QLB has ASM (or C or ??) modules, AND you have the source, you must
modify the STRING handling modules, then re-assemble/re-compile 'em.

   A writer-friend once claimed creativity and inspiration came from
pain.  Think of QB upgrades as rare, but welcomed opportunities to

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