Microsoft KB Archive/40547
Article ID: 40547
Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005
- Microsoft Visual Basic for MS-DOS
- Microsoft QuickBasic 4.0
- Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.0b
- Microsoft QuickBasic 4.5 for MS-DOS
- Microsoft BASIC Compiler 6.0
- Microsoft BASIC Compiler 6.0b
- Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System 7.0
This article was previously published under Q40547
The Basic compiler (BC.EXE) will not compile any source file with a name of USER.* (e.g. USER.BAS, USER.TXT, etc.). Instead, it will take input from the console and report any errors on each line as they are entered. BC.EXE will create an object file only if a name other than USER.OBJ is specified.
The filename USER is a special filename reserved for compiling files that are entered directly from the console instead of from a file. Thus, if you have a file that is named USER.BAS, BC.EXE will not compile it.
To work around this limitation, rename your Basic file to something other than USER.BAS.
Additional query words: VBmsdos QuickBas BasicCom 1.00 4.00 4.00b 4.50 6.00 6.00b 7.00