Wanted: One Specific Piece of Software

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sat Dec 29 21:31:56 2001

On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 gwynp_at_artware.qc.ca wrote:

> Which aren't what you want. But let me heartily recomend Clipper.
> It compiles 99% of dBase programs and more. The 2 features I really
> liked of Clipper where that it worked like a real compiler (ie,
> compiled to .obj files, linked to .exe. Back in the day I used a 3rd
> party incremental linker which saved much time during compiles) but

Yes, I used an incremental linker as well ("Blinker" is what it was called
if I'm not mistaken). It made a tremendous difference on a 286 :)

Clipper did/does rock, but once I got into FoxPro I preferred it.

> above all, XCOMMANDS! These allowed you to add new syntax to the
> language, which would be mapped onto function calls. Think of it as a
> sophisticated pre-processor. I've heard rumours of someone
> implementing Fortran as Clipper xcommands.

Never used or even heard of those but that sounds cool.

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