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No Variable Name Cross-reference for QuickBasic for MS-DOS

Article ID: 40952

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

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There is no variable-name cross-reference facility provided with QuickBasic Versions 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50, Microsoft Basic Compiler Version 6.00 or 6.00b, or Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00. Variables in Basic are not public symbols, so they do not show up in the linker's .MAP file.

You can write or obtain a utility that analyzes the source file and displays a cross-reference listing.

According to the "Language Support Directory for Microsoft QuickBasic and Microsoft Basic Compiler" (a pamphlet that comes with QuickBasic Version 4.50 and Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b), the following company offers a product called Source Print, which gives a cross-reference list showing where variables are used and where functions, procedures, and routines are called:

Aldebaran Laboratories, Inc.
3339 Vincent Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
[The phone number has changed from the number given in the Support Directory, and is currently not known here.]

Product: Source Print
Price: $97

Other companies may also offer a cross-reference program for the Basic language.

Additional query words: QuickBas BasicCom

Keywords: KB40952