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Clipper code migrates easily to 32bit Alaska xBase++

Clipper code migrates easily to 32bit Alaska xBase++

Clipper code migrates easily to 32bit Alaska xBase++

Forgive me if this topic has been covered already.  

I am an old Clipper guy from the S'87 days (and before).  Own S/N 1299 of Clipper.  It has served me well as a consultant and software developer.  Alas, Microsoft has been pushing 64 bit O/S and things got dicey.

Have been using Alaska xBase++ for several years and I will say that for me it has been a splendid migration path for old Clipper programs.  Some code compiled w/o change.  Most required some minor tweaking (such as every base program has to start with a Main() function.

Alaska xBase++ has the added benefit of creating 32 bit apps that will run in a 64 bit environment.  

Is worth checking out as more and more equipment is being implemented w/64 bit O/S.

Disclaimer:  I have NO affiliation with, nor any monetary interest in Alaska.  It is simply a good migration path from Clipper.  A bit costly - but perhaps worth it if you have significant investment in Clipper source code.

RE: Clipper code migrates easily to 32bit Alaska xBase++

I've used Alaska xBase++ for a while too. The migration was not painless and some things just never got ported across, but it is reliable and reasonably quick.

I prefer VFP now, but I'm actually working on a C# conversion of a Clipper->xBase++ project as we speak!



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There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.

RE: Clipper code migrates easily to 32bit Alaska xBase++

I've switched to Harbour/xHarbour somewhere over 10 years ago, just to get descent (then 32 bit, now even 64 bit) performance out of my old code. And then I stopped using/supporting Clipper/xBase coding entirely...

Like Griff, new code is in C# or Java, and IMHO old code/applications usually needs a giant redesign anyway, so doing it, properly designed, in an Object Oriented environment is the best way to go.

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