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Basic PDS 7.10 Allows Line Numbers 40 Digits Long; Correction

Article ID: 58027

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

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Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2 are enhanced to allow line numbers as long as 40 numbers (characters) long. However, Page 697 of Appendix A in the "Microsoft Basic 7.0: Programmer's Guide" (for 7.00 and 7.10) incorrectly states that the largest line number possible is 65,529.

The following code example demonstrates using large line numbers in Basic PDS 7.00 and 7.10

   ON KEY(1) GOSUB 1234567890123456789012345678901234567891
   KEY(1) ON
   PRINT "starting"
   WHILE a$ <> "q" AND a$ <> "Q"
   a$ = INKEY$

             PRINT "That is the F1 key"
             PRINT "Hit 'q' or 'Q' to quit"

Additional query words: BasicCom SR# S900120-1

Keywords: KB58027