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  1. Re: Transition VB 6.0 --> C hopefully in Windows

    Can't help with linux (as I don't use it), but could provide c/c++ advise using MS Visual Studio c/c++ with Windows.
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    Re: Personal iOS Deployment

    Is this article of any use?

    https://codewithchris.com/deploy-your-app-on-an-iphone/
  3. Re: Posting a VB.NET code as part of supporting info for journal publishing

    Just doing a simple internet search reveals on-line vb.net

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/compile_vb.net_online.php
    https://onecompiler.com/vb
    https://www.jdoodle.com/compile-vb-dot-net-online/...
  4. Thread: Extending VB6

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    Re: Extending VB6

    Of course we old-timers remember these fondly! Some went as they were redundant (see Niya's post above). Some died because better versions came along. Some because they didn't transition to new os's...
  5. Re: [Serious]@Shaggy Hiker, I've finally figured out why C/C++ has semi-colons.

    Programs that use a new-line as a statement terminator are fixed-format. Those that use another symbol as a statement terminator are free-format. All statements need a terminator. It's just what that...
  6. Re: [Serious]@Shaggy Hiker, I've finally figured out why C/C++ has semi-colons.

    Caus we were there and have the scars!
  7. Re: [Serious]@Shaggy Hiker, I've finally figured out why C/C++ has semi-colons.

    The 'algols' (including b/c etc) are considered as 'free format' languages in that the coder is free to format the source pretty much as they want including over multiple lines - as opposed to say...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    At Uni we had use of a CDC Cyber 72 interactively using tele-type terminals. I don't know much about its architecture as we mainly used it to run Pascal and Fortran programs for our programming...
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    Re: Writing Interrupt Service Routines

    Is the C++ code for Windows os and for a user .exe, a .dll, a service .exe or a device driver? From the snippet posted it may be for a drive driver?
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    Re: Questions about Strings and Threads

    In C, you use string.h - not strings.h. the include files strings.h and strings are not part of the standard (C or C++). A standard install of c/c++ for MSVS does not have a strings.h file. There is...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    My school had remote access to a HP computer running TSB (Time Shared Basic). The school had a logon id. There was also one printed manual. At that time I self-taught HP Basic from the manual as the...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    I was about 13 when I started - see my posts 7 & 9 above.
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    I started to program PC's in the mid 1980's using Borland Turbo Pascal, then Turbo C/Assembler in MS_DOS 3. I never did much with Basic (qbasic, gwbasic, turbo basic etc) :p
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    Well to me 'retro-computing' means 1970/80's programming in Basic/Fortran/Assembler on multi-user computers from DEC/HP using teletype terminals or vdu display terminals. And Pick. All text based...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    Yeah - I remember that! I wrote a cost displayer program that when started would display the used cost every second. It soon mounted up! Then my ISP changed to a free-phone number for dial-up then...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    You could save/get data from files stored on the computer (moving head discs and fixed head drum) using file input/print statements in the Basic language (fixed length strings and record). Up to 32...
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    Re: Retro programming communities

    Not for home/gaming use, but when I used HP TSB (Time Shared Basic) back in the 1970's when I was at school there was a Snobol and Fortran IV 'semi-compilers' written in HP's Basic! Looking back, it...
  18. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Saw three squirrels today running over my garden and foraging in the leaves - for nuts from my Beech trees? If they're gathering this early, are we in for a bad winter?
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    Re: Gameboy Color Repair Service

    First - don't switch it on! - although it's probably too late for that advice. :eek2:

    Second - you need to dry it out slowly. IMO the best way to do this is to put it in a bag of un-cooked rice...
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    Re: Questions about Strings and Threads

    The C++ include file for std::string is string ( no .h) The C++ include file for c-style string functions (strcpy, strcat etc) is cstring (no .h). Also for c-style style string functions string.h can...
  21. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Quite right and c++ ones are worse! Why type begin when you can use { and end instead of } Why use int when you could use I or D instead of double. Typing just gets in the way of coding. Come to...
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    Re: Do we all have a Magnus Opus inside us?

    :afrog:
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    Re: Do we all have a Magnus Opus inside us?

    Back in the last 1980's I started to write a book on Pick Assembler. At the time there were only reference guide(s) which were useful if you only wanted to look for some info but were pretty useless...
  24. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    @szlamany - Don't! No more please! You're making me feel nostalgic and really, really longing for the past! :) Apart from Pick, IMO DEC had the best os's around in the 1980's - 1990's. Ah, those...
  25. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    For those hankering after the old great DEC os's - there's various hardware simulations available that run the actual OS code kindly provided.

    See:
    http://simh.trailing-edge.com/...
  26. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    Dave Cutler - who was a major force behind VMS - went to MS to lead the development of Windows NT. Under the hood, there's a lot of similarity between the VMS fs and NT fs. At the time I recall that...
  27. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    In the early 80's I was working as a programmer out of uni (OK - do the maths) with DEC PDP (RSTS/E), DECSYSTEM-20 (TOPS-20) and Pick systems. Great all of them - but my favourite was (and still is!)...
  28. Re: The previous system shutdown ... was unexpected

    I've seen similar behaviour before. The laptop kept getting 'switched off' (as opposed to a shutdown) just like the power button was pressed for a few seconds - even though an AC adapter was being...
  29. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    and what is the cost to the planet of the throw-away? Who's paying to 'dispose' of it? What happens to it? Landfill, shipped abroad to have it's 'precious' elements stripped out without precautions?...
  30. Thread: GoFund Me Help

    by 2kaud
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    Re: GoFund Me Help

    IMO I suspect they aren't willing to put up any money. That's why I suspect Twinbasic will prosper.
  31. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Well it was going towards a hedge
  32. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Saw a hedgehog last night crossing the 'lawn' (an area of moss, clover and weeds that gets cut and looks green). Are they getting ready to hibernate already if they know that a bad winter is coming?
  33. Thread: TwinBasic

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    Re: TwinBasic

    Way back when, I preferred Delphi over c/c++ as at the time I was a Pascal 'expert' - and it did have all those components. I also preferred Borland c/c++ over Microsoft - until I was forced to use...
  34. Re: How soon may I have to give up VB.net (and VB6)?

    There is a free Intel Fortran compiler which is recognized by VS IDE. You can then create and compile Fortran from within VS.
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  35. Re: How soon may I have to give up VB.net (and VB6)?

    Well Fortran has been around since 1957 and is still going strong for engineering type programs and is particularly strong in matrix/array operations....
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    Re: Purchase a license for VS 2019

    Also note that VS2022 is coming soon. It's currently in preview 2.1
  37. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Well there was once this kettle of fish....
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Yep - been there, done that etc for PDP11 and other computers... I knew the octal loading sequences by heart. Ah the fun that could be had. I once had a front-panel entered program that played a tune...
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    Re: Some thoughts on VB6 forum

    Back in the 1970's/80's Basic was widely used on mini-computers (HP TSB, DEC RSTS, Wang etc). The main programming language for Pick was Basic. They certainly weren't 'toy' languages. I wrote several...
  40. Thread: Post Race!

    by 2kaud
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    Re: Post Race!

    Has this race been paused?
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