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by marcov
Dec 10, 2019 16:42
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

Viral (GPL) by nature. Lacking humor cues, I will take the comment at face value. It's absolutely false. Let's stop spreading this kind of FUD. The GPL cannot magically infect proprietary source code. If you use GPL code without complying with the GPL term, and distribute the resulting derivative c...
by marcov
Dec 09, 2019 22:29
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

Other way around; heuristic scanning is inheritly patchy, so this is simply the default. The popular compilers have submitted enough false positives to get the AV to tweak their algorithms around them. I'm not sure I buy that 100%. Did FreePascal have false positive issues and submitted samples? No...
by marcov
Dec 09, 2019 17:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

I'm not sure why, but compiled FB executables have been flagged by AV software off and on for years. I don't think this has anything to do with Microsoft and their relationship with programmers! I haven't noticed widespread problems with other compilers for whatever reason. Is it something in the r...
by marcov
Dec 09, 2019 17:55
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

badidea wrote:[troll]
GNU/Linux?

[/troll]


Viral (GPL) by nature.
by marcov
Dec 09, 2019 9:35
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

Where should this lead, if per se all programming languages are blacklisted now, because they can be a potential threat? The thing is simply that automated heuristics scanning totally sucks, which avirus vendors hide by having long exclude lists for popular programs, and the way popular compiler bu...
by marcov
Dec 08, 2019 20:08
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans or the philosophy about using Window / Linux ;-)
Replies: 40
Views: 1368

Re: Suddenly FB executables are detected as Trojans

Statistically speaking, it is rarely the compiler distribution, it is usually the antivirus. File complaints with them.
by marcov
Dec 06, 2019 15:57
Forum: General
Topic: Preprocessor question
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Preprocessor question

I'm no preproc expert, but maybe the preproc handling of #include once is odd, so try crafting the whole path in a #define with ## and then include the resulting variable.
by marcov
Nov 30, 2019 16:20
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC Namespace Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6901

Re: FreeBASIC Namespace Project

Note that after I wrote the above text I realized there might be a fundamental difference between FB and FPC. This relates to the module system and the fact that FPC loads module-interfaces from binary, not textual (header) representations. This binary representation is dialect independent. So if FB...
by marcov
Nov 26, 2019 18:38
Forum: Windows
Topic: Wiindows 10
Replies: 38
Views: 8935

Re: Wiindows 10

That sounds quite recognizable, a bit like a problem my brother had. He lived in Africa where there were regular power outages. What happened sometimes is that there was an outage during startup or shutdown and then the bios for some stupid reason would consider that a failed boot, and switched the ...
by marcov
Nov 26, 2019 14:04
Forum: Windows
Topic: Wiindows 10
Replies: 38
Views: 8935

Re: Wiindows 10

How do you cripple a Windows 10? The Windows 10 install I run, started life as an OEM Windows 8.0, though relatively late (just a few months before 8.1 came out) Slowly I'm thinking a reinstall would be good (and a new SSD, since this one is from 2013), but that is more precaution than necessary. An...
by marcov
Nov 17, 2019 23:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC Namespace Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6901

Re: FreeBASIC Namespace Project

If i interpret Jeff´s post right (correct me, if i´m wrong), his goal is to make the global namespace initially empty, that is, to put all existing statements in a namespace, which must be activated (using ..., or explicit prefix "fbc." or the like). Where (I think) you are wrong is that ...
by marcov
Nov 13, 2019 17:16
Forum: General
Topic: Ptr to an array? (Was: Possible to ReDim with only a ptr?)
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Possible to ReDim with only a ptr?

No. A lot of typing is compiler internal, and gone when the final result runs. While the information might have been there in the compiler, it is not in the EXE
by marcov
Nov 12, 2019 13:33
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FreeBASIC Namespace Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6901

Re: FreeBASIC Namespace Project

Jeff, for some types of programs, the many symbols (keywords) defined by fbc by default just get in the way. For example, writing a Win API/SDK program, a framework, or a graphics/gui tool kit. i don´t want to be contra-productive, but coming from PB, where we don´t have namespaces but (i didn´t co...
by marcov
Nov 08, 2019 11:17
Forum: Projects
Topic: WinFBE Editor and FreeBASIC Compiler (All-in-One Package) (Updated January 14, 2020)
Replies: 605
Views: 98516

Re: WinFBE Editor and FreeBASIC Compiler (All-in-One Package) (Updated November 7, 2019)

I can remember two problems with our implementation. One is summoned up by this comment: { The handles that are to be passed to the child process must be inheritable. On the other hand, only non-inheritable handles allow the sending of EOF when the write-end is closed. This function is used to dupli...
by marcov
Nov 06, 2019 17:15
Forum: Projects
Topic: WinFBE Editor and FreeBASIC Compiler (All-in-One Package) (Updated January 14, 2020)
Replies: 605
Views: 98516

Re: WinFBE Editor and FreeBASIC Compiler (All-in-One Package) (Updated November 2, 2019)

I have no problems with command lines longer than 260 chars. But saving or renaming a file with a path longer than 260 chars fails with Explorer (manually) and using CreateFileW programmatically. Below 260, the prepending is not required. Above that, it doesn't help. Pretty confusing. And if you do...

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