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by hippy
Apr 02, 2006 10:46
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I am new 2 FreeBasic.
Replies: 67
Views: 11946

Re: Well,that's a bit hard.

I am VERY weird ... This is pretty easy 2 read. Not for me it isn't - well 'reading' may be easy, but understanding what is written or meant isn't. You are free to be as weird as you want, you can choose to reject all and any conventions others may have or require, but, if you ever come to seek hel...
by hippy
Mar 12, 2006 1:37
Forum: DOS
Topic: Packet driver TCP/IP stack
Replies: 16
Views: 11802

DOS programs can hook into Crynwr packet drivers fairly easily which allows raw packets to be pulled from and put to ethernet. I've done it with DOS PowerBasic / FirstBasic and a small bit of MASM because I couldn't get the call-back on packet arrival to work properly, so I guess FB can do the same,...
by hippy
Mar 11, 2006 18:55
Forum: DOS
Topic: Crazed idea for a project. (0.0.1 is here -check out)
Replies: 51
Views: 26540

Sounds good to me. I assume there will be some inter-application communications mechanism ? I have an MS-DOS based TCP/IP server and everytime I want to add another server or access via Serial Port ( ie SLIP / PPP etc ) etc it means altering one horrendously monolithic program ( MS-DOS PowerBasic )....
by hippy
Mar 11, 2006 0:56
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dreams for freebasic's future...
Replies: 54
Views: 12081

Dreams are not constrained by man hours nor difficulty of implementation and should not be. The island of La Palma looks set, at some time in the future, to collapse into the sea causing a tsunami which could kill millions. Some say that it is futile to try and prevent such an inevitability, some sa...
by hippy
Mar 10, 2006 17:35
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dreams for freebasic's future...
Replies: 54
Views: 12081

There are two sides of the coin. You're saying we're being smug jerks, we're saying that the ideas just aren't feasable. It was the way it was said. Much of it was a personal attack on the poster. Just because something does not appear feasible doesn't mean that it is not desirable or worth dreamin...
by hippy
Mar 10, 2006 15:04
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dreams for freebasic's future...
Replies: 54
Views: 12081

The PR for FB was pathetic. I agree. Yes, it was the wrong forum to post in, but this poster was just laid into, no holds barred. Part of the art of communication is in understanding who one is dealing with and being able to communicate appropriately. Sadly much of the response amounts to, "you are...
by hippy
Mar 01, 2006 16:41
Forum: General
Topic: Could FreeBASIC replace C
Replies: 92
Views: 18362

I assumed "number 1 language" meant most popular language. It could still be C, it probably depends what you include. Again we still have a problem with the definition of "most popular". I've heard it said that more lines of VB have been written than C or C++, but don't know how true that is ( and ...
by hippy
Mar 01, 2006 14:22
Forum: General
Topic: Could FreeBASIC replace C
Replies: 92
Views: 18362

It's all about semantics; what does "Top Language" mean ? Most used, most prefered, most suitable, most lines of code written using it, most portable, or something else ? Likewise for, will FB replace C, C++ or anything else. As to ASM / Assembly Language, I certainly consider it to be a programming...
by hippy
Feb 27, 2006 18:44
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: files off internet
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

jofers wrote:You can write hooks for OPEN


Many thanks. FB is just so powerful that there seems to be nothing it cannot do, and there is an awful lot of capability which I am not aware of !
by hippy
Feb 27, 2006 17:22
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: files off internet
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

I've often thought just how nice it would be if files, web pages, email and even newsgroups could be read, uploaded and downloaded over the net that easily. When reading, the OPEN downloads the file and could throw a File Not Found or other error and then reading could come from a temporary file. Wr...
by hippy
Feb 15, 2006 14:28
Forum: Windows
Topic: OPEN COM problems with LOC
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

It used to work for me. LOC(filenumber) gave the number of chars received.
by hippy
Feb 03, 2006 15:14
Forum: Projects
Topic: UPX GUI
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Excellent. Thanks for bringing UPX to my attention, and for the GUI interface.

Any chance that the App could remember the last .EXE compacted between runs, or go to the last used directory when browsing ? I can have a look at adding that myself, but you would seem best placed to do that.
by hippy
Jan 31, 2006 17:27
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using dir$ to fill an array
Replies: 27
Views: 7533

As to the suggestion of a thrid parameter for Dir$; I think that's horrible.

If it a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. Either add a new FileAttrib function ( is it really that much more difficult ? ), or leave it as it is. The third parameter is a nasty kludge IMHO.
by hippy
Jan 31, 2006 17:00
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using dir$ to fill an array
Replies: 27
Views: 7533

Found the problem !

Create files and directory with all possible attributes ( CREATE.BAT ) ... @ECHO OFF If "%1" == "" Goto CreateAll MkDir C:\TESTDIR\%1.DIR Attrib %2 %3 %4 %5 C:\TESTDIR\%1.DIR Echo > C:\TESTDIR\%1.TXT Attrib %2 %3 %4 %5 C:\TESTDIR\%1.TXT Goto Exit :CreateAll MkDir C:\TESTDIR Call ...
by hippy
Jan 30, 2006 20:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: using dir$ to fill an array
Replies: 27
Views: 7533

Thanks for that info. The primary issue for me is whether DIR$("*.*") should return (A) files only, or (B) files plus directories, and DIR$("*.*",16) should return (A) just directories, or (B) files plus directories. DIR$("*.*",16) is returning all directories (as best I can tell ), but is also retu...

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