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  Topic: Still on a Quest to re-blank an %rf box ...
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 1
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PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:46 pm   Subject: Still on a Quest to re-blank an %rf box ...
Some time ago, I made the suggestion that there should be a REBLANK@ routine. I revisited that in another post, and Paul made the suggestion that I use (my coding):

BLANK = CHAR(0& ...
  Topic: New Intel 12900k, anyone?
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 5
Views: 99

PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:27 am   Subject:
John,

The great advantage of lower specs all round to the IT support department is that they just work, and don't need 'tuning'. It was also commonplace for secretaries to be given higher spec mach ...
  Topic: New Intel 12900k, anyone?
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 5
Views: 99

PostForum: General   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:50 am   Subject:
Dan,

From the title of your post, I thought that you were offering a freebie ...

I would have declined the offer, as I'm happy with AMD.

When you build a computer yourself, you have to conte ...
  Topic: No Saturdays without devilry
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 19
Views: 524

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:11 pm   Subject:
You don't need to specify IMPLICIT REAL*8 anything if you use OPTIONS (DREAL) and use implicit types. OK, so that is a Silverfrost thing, but once you start using ClearWin+, no other compiler will do, ...
  Topic: Is it 'cos it's Windows 10?
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 2
Views: 118

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:59 am   Subject:
Hi Paul,

Not that ancient: 8.50 (well, not as ancient as me).

Need I say more than it would be good to have the CWPLUS.ENH files - I did look at the revision history online and didn't see a ment ...
  Topic: Is it 'cos it's Windows 10?
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 2
Views: 118

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:48 pm   Subject: Is it 'cos it's Windows 10?
Paul,

Here is the briefest demonstrator I can create:

WINAPP
OPTIONS (INTL, DREAL)
PROGRAM HELL_P
C --------------
INCLUDE <WINDOWS.INS>
A = ...
  Topic: No Saturdays without devilry
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 19
Views: 524

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:48 pm   Subject:
Mecej4,

A great piece of detective work, but as Sherlock (I'm on first name terms) said to Inspector Gregory (with whom I'm not) that he found something because he knew it was there, or words to th ...
  Topic: No Saturdays without devilry
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 19
Views: 524

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:54 am   Subject:
Dan,

I had a go, and sure, those boxes don't update.

It taught me one thing, and that was to stay content with COMMON and traditional program structures and formatting - I found it difficult to ...
  Topic: %bx request
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 12
Views: 1109

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:47 pm   Subject:
Paul,

Yes, that was what I meant - in part. Microsoft don't always follow their own advice, as you must be aware - the 'ribbon' being a case in point.

The one use I had in mind was to be able to ...
  Topic: %bx request
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 12
Views: 1109

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:35 pm   Subject:
... and Bill, I forgot to say that the 'logical dpi' setting can also be important in picking the right icon size.

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  Topic: %bx request
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 12
Views: 1109

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:33 pm   Subject:
Bill,

You can find the size of the screen with:

IX=GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN)
IY=GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN)

and then choose the icon size appropriately. I ...
  Topic: %bx request
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 12
Views: 1109

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:22 pm   Subject:
In that case, Bill, I imagine that Paul would gratefully receive either goods or money, just as I would ....

Eddie

Seriously, I was going to joke again about the food parcels, but not everyon ...
  Topic: %bx request
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 12
Views: 1109

PostForum: ClearWin+   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:16 pm   Subject:
Hi Paul,

Actually it's brilliant and exactly what I had in mind (although it never occurred to me that the simplest way to implement it would be in an %ob - %cb construct).

My requirements are u ...
  Topic: Incorrect reported COMMON block size
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 15
Views: 524

PostForum: Support   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:52 pm   Subject:
Mecej4,

You've given me away! Well, I did give you a clue. And I'm not Ffrench, and I'd like to think that I'm not COMMON either!

You didn't get the Babbage connection: his son's middle name.
...
  Topic: Incorrect reported COMMON block size
LitusSaxonicum

Replies: 15
Views: 524

PostForum: Support   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:47 pm   Subject:
Mecej4,

He may well be a 'Johnny (Jeff?) come lately' at Imperial College, and I didn't overlap with him. When I was doing my PhD there, (in Civil Engineering) I used to bribe the car park attendan ...
 
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