Sring Space

 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 'press any key...'

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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