Microsoft KB Archive/37340
Article ID: 37340
Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006
This article was previously published under Q37340
This article compares Microsoft Basic Compiler versions 5.70 and 5.70a for XENIX 286 to the following compilers:
- Microsoft QuickBasic versions 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50 for MS-DOS
- Microsoft Basic Compiler versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS
Microsoft Basic Compiler for XENIX 286 provides a library for ISAM file handling that is not available with the above Microsoft Basic compilers for MS-DOS.
Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10 provide ISAM file support under MS-DOS (and under MS OS/2 in Basic 7.10). Basic PDS 7.00 and 7.10 offer additional features beyond those found in 6.00 and 6.00b.
The Basic compilers for MS-DOS have a graphic capability not found in the XENIX Basic compiler.
Compilers under both XENIX and MS-DOS have SUB...END SUB structures for defining subprograms, which can be called with the CALL statement.
Note: All support and upgrades for Microsoft Basic Compilers and Interpreters for XENIX have been assumed by SCO (the Santa Cruz Operation). For more information on XENIX Basic and SCO, query on the following words:
SCO and XENIX and Basic and support
The list below outlines commands that differ between the Basic compiler for XENIX versus the Basic products for MS-DOS.
An asterisk (*) marks words that are reserved, but not functionally implemented in the compiler.
Reserved words in Microsoft Basic Compiler version 6.00b for MS-DOS or QuickBasic version 4.50 that are not found in Microsoft Basic Compiler version 5.70a for XENIX are as follows:
ACCESS ALIAS ANY BEEP BINARY BLOAD BSAVE BYVAL CASE CDECL CIRCLE CLNG COLOR COM COMMAND$ CONST CSRLIN CVDMBF CVSMBF DECLARE DEFLNG DO DOUBLE DRAW ELSEIF ENVIRON ENVIRON$ ERDEV ERDEV$ EXIT FILEATTR FREEFILE FUNCTION INP INTEGER IOCTL IOTCL$ IS KEY LCASE$ * LIST LOCAL LONG LOOP LTRIM$ MKDMBF$ MKL$ MKSMBF$ OFF OUT PAINT PALETTE PCOPY PEN PLAY PMAP PRESET PSET RANDOM REDIM RTRIM$ SCREEN SEEK SEG SELECT SETMEM SHARED SIGNAL SINGLE SLEEP SOUND STATIC STICK STRING TYPE UCASE$ UNTIL VARPTR$ VARSEG VIEW WINDOW
Reserved words in Microsoft Basic Compiler version 5.70a for XENIX that are not reserved in Microsoft Basic Compiler version 6.00b for MS-DOS or QuickBasic version 4.50 are as follows:
* DELETE * EDIT * USR
Additional query words: QuickBas BasicCom