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by Edja
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 13:54
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.09a released

You've asked : "So I'd be interested to know ..............why you are sticking with BB4W rather than branching out into cross-platform BBC BASIC programming" I need the COMLIB library that comes with BB4W to be able to interact with Excel. My understanding is that BBCSDL doesn't support COMLIB. For...
by Edja
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11:34
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Cute little HexDump tool
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Cute little HexDump tool

Hi Mike, I've just tried it out and it works nicely. And simple to use. I have no immediate use for it right now but I've saved it. It may come in handy sooner or later. Also your use of SYS "DragQueryFile",@wparam%,0,B%,260 and SYS "DragFinish",@wparam% is useful to me. It seems I always find somet...
by Edja
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 15:20
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: FOR lists
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: FOR lists

Richard,

Iterating through an array closely fits the functionality.
With that alternative in mind, I see little value in implementing this as part of the language.

Regards,
Edja
by Edja
Tue 15 Oct 2019, 14:23
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Request by Richard to return
Replies: 17
Views: 6469

Re: Request by Richard to return

David, Richard, All, I have NEVER considered Richard's comments as abrasive. To the contrary I have always enjoyed his answers for their precision and, yes, also for the style. But if this is the way to get Richard back on board then let's do this. I look forward to see the forum come back to live a...
by Edja
Sat 24 Aug 2019, 13:48
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Structures are great
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

Structures are great

Hi to all, I'm not sure where to post this ... I just want to let people know that I finally did the effort to use structures in my programs and that this was a revelation. Big words but justified. I know Richard has made the effort to implement structures already some years ago. And, at the time, I...
by Edja
Sat 24 Aug 2019, 13:24
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Getting file information
Replies: 3
Views: 4341

Re: Getting file information

Hi D. , On 22 Mar 2019 you 've posted some prototype code that deals with the FileAttributes. I think you were still trying to solve a few details. I 've just tried the code you 've posted and it runs but doesn't produce any correct data. Did you follow through on this ? If yes, would you be prepare...
by Edja
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 11:14
Forum: Libraries
Topic: HUGESLIB.BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

Re: HUGESLIB.BBC

Hi D , You wrote: as long as you don't need to preserve fancy stuff well yes, it so happens that I do need some fancy stuff. The xlsx file is the result of an Excel webdata query The query starts on opening the xlsx file. I then close the file and launch my BB4W program to crunch the downloaded data...
by Edja
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 12:18
Forum: Libraries
Topic: HUGESLIB.BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

Re: HUGESLIB.BBC

Hi DDRM and Mike, According to your advice I coded the following as a proof of concept: tijd=TIME Myfile$="H:\Testfile.csv" A=OPENIN(Myfile$) File$=GET$#A BY EXT#A occur=FN_Count_Occurrences(File$,"Toevoegen") PRINT TIME-tijd END DEF FN_Count_Occurrences(a$,o$) LOCAL c,i REPEAT i=INSTR(a$,o$,i) IF i...
by Edja
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 08:34
Forum: Libraries
Topic: HUGESLIB.BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

Re: HUGESLIB.BBC

Mike, Very usefull considerations. Thank you! I guess I can claim more workspace by raising HIMEM. I've never had a need for that before, so I'll read some more about it before doing so. I'm a complete illiterate in assembly language. So I'll have to do with the classic string operations plus the ST...
by Edja
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 16:50
Forum: Libraries
Topic: HUGESLIB.BBC
Replies: 9
Views: 4784

Re: HUGESLIB.BBC

Hi D., what I 'd like to do is: read a xls-file with a size close to 1 MB (is that even considered huge?), then treat it as a string to count the number of occurrences of a substring. Maybe other operations later on too. I found a partial description of HUGESLIB on bb4w@groups.io but was unable to r...