BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 04-19-92 (10:44) Number: 72
From: EDDIE ROWE Refer#: NONE
To: JW MILTON Recvd: NO
Subj: Sring Space Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
JM>Is anyone familiar with how QB45 handles string space? I run
JM>RBBS bulletin Board, written in QB45. Whenever i large group
RBBS is NOT written in QB45 per say! RBBS still supports compilers
that are very old - QB 1.0 compiler support was dropped for the 17.3C
release (current) or was mentioned as going to die for 17.4. If you
come up with a way to improve RBBS, keep in mind that any enhancements
not compatable under the ancient compilers will never make it into the
code "officially" in the immediate future.
JM>How can I:
JM>1) Enlarge my string space.
Haven't the foggest....
JM>2) Prevent QB45 from printing
From the RBBS-PC documentation - Appendix G
>You may also want to make an additional patch. This patch will
>prevent QuickBASIC from pausing on a fatal error. Normally, BASIC
>says "press a key to continue". If RBBS-PC were allowed to recycle,
>it would do so without trouble, but BASIC will hold up your board
>until you press a key. If you have QuickBASIC 2.01 or 3.0, search the
>BCOMx0.LIB for the following string of HEX digits: E2 F8 E8 00 00 E8
>00 00 E8 00 00 C3. Change the MIDDLE "E8 00 00" to "C3 90 90".
>If you have QuickBASIC 4.5, search for the string "B8 07 0C CD 21"
>and change the "CD 21" to "90 90". Now, whenever BASIC can't
>handle an error, it will allow RBBS-PC to recycle quickly.
>If you have BASCOM 7.0, you can apply the patch for QB 4.5, although
>you will have to patch whichever BC70xxxx.LIB file you use to link.
>Thanks to Doug Azzarito, Jeff Porter, Rod Bowman, Kenny Gardner and
>Bob Eyer for information on these patches.
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