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Subject: Re: GWBASIC and Windows 2000

Date: 08/02/01 at 3:37 AM
Posted by: Josef Tran
E-mail: josefctran@yahoo.com
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In Reply to: GWBASIC and Windows 2000 posted by John Dunn - Consultant on 07/18/01 at 12:33 PM:

First of all you are using a very old programming
language written ages ago. I sympathize for all
the time and hard work you put into those programs, but I think it's time for you to upgrade to using the C/C++ language. Secondly, the GWBASIC program is similar to a host application. You write the programs in BASIC, and the GWBASIC.EXE is simply an interpreter that executes line-by-line of your program. Because GWBASIC.EXE was written way back when MS-DOS was very popular, some of the assembly coding used will be in conflict with the assembly coding or whatever software Windows 2000 is made of. For example, windows 2000 is somewhat similar to windows NT and WILL NOT allow you to have direct access to I/O ports. If say your GWBASIC.EXE program accidenatally touches the interrupt vector to get I/O port access, this will report and error message to windows 2000 / NT. Unfortunately I have no solution to recommend except to use an older operating system with older programs is the safest way.


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