Post by Antti J Ylikoski
I have a large legacy program of the QBASIC era and style -- the program
is so old that it even has line numbers in the style of the original
Dartmouth BASIC. The program is compatible with the old QBASIC.
Can this program be compiled with a suitable switch with the PowerBASIC,
or easily be converted to PowerBASIC, or something corresponding? I
will immediately purchase the PowerBASIC if I can use it for this legacy
program of mine.
kind regards, Antti J Ylikoski
Helsinki, Finland, the E.U.
Hi Antti --
It all depends upon the reason you're converting. While PowerBASIC/
DOS will likely compile it with almost no changes, I imagine you're
looking to move it to a Windows platform so it can be used with the
latest 64-bit operating systems. In that case, I'd suggest you
consider the PowerBASIC Console Compiler. It creates executables
which are compatible with every 32/64 bit Windows from Win95/98 to
Win7 and even the upcoming Win8. You'll find it supports familiar
functions like PRINT, LOCATE, COLOR, LINE INPUT, even FIELD, LPRINT
and line numbers. While some changes are needed, thousands have done
so easily and very successfully. In fact, a major international bank
recently converted over 3 million lines of source code with
comparative ease. With PowerBASIC, you'll have a commercial product
with committed support. In fact, you'll get free technical support by
email for life. I would invite you to visit the PowerBASIC Forums.
Just GOTO www.powerbasic.com and click FORUMS. There are currently
some 400,000 posts from good programmers just like you. Questions?
Just email ***@powerbasic.com