Microsoft KB Archive/42468
Article ID: 42468
Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006
This article was previously published under Q42468
In the QB.EXE environment in QuickBasic Version 4.50, a statement consisting of a line number (or label) followed by two or more spaces and then REM $INCLUDE: 'file', where "file" does not exist, displays a "Binding" message and hangs your machine at compile time.
In QuickBasic Versions 4.00 and 4.00b, attempting to compile the same program from within the QB.EXE environment generates the error "Division By Zero."
Microsoft has confirmed these to be problems in QuickBasic Versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) Version 7.00 (fixlist7.00).
If there is only one space between the line-number or label and REM $INCLUDE, the correct error message is generated: "File Not Found."
Your machine will not hang and the correct error message will be generated if compiled using BC.EXE.
05 '**** PROGRAM #1 **** 06 ' 10 ' Compiling this program from within the environment will hang 20 ' your machine in QB 4.50 and will give "DIVISION BY ZERO ERROR" 30 ' in QB 4.00 and QB 4.00b. 40 ' 50 REM $INCLUDE: 'missing' 55 ' (Two or more spaces between line-number and REM, and 'missing' 60 ' does not exist in the current directory.) 05 '**** PROGRAM #2 06 ' 10 ' This program will compile and generate the expected error of 20 ' "FILE NOT FOUND" 30 ' 40 REM $INCLUDE: 'missing' --one space between line number and REM
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