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reading ascii text program

reading ascii text program

reading ascii text program


My company is using Basis BBxProgression/4 on Linux. I'm relatively a BBx newbie but have done some old-school Basic programming 15 years ago and would like to make some old programs I've made before modified and tested to run in BBx sort of to start my BBx learning process.

Problem is, these programs are written in ASCII text and everytime I load this onto BBx, ERROR 17 (invalid parameter) occurs.

What do I need to do in order to make BBx load ASCII-text written programs?


RE: reading ascii text program


there should be a bbx4cpl executable in your installation. Type bbx4cpl -? to get the usage. Basically you feed it an ascii listing file and it compiles a BBx program file.

As I have advanced from BBx4 to Pro/5 vand BBj quite a while ago, I don't have the documentation online. Do you have a manual of you BBx installation? you should find some hints there as well. Look for something like 'standalone utilities' in the documentaiton.


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