[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Separate Rsrc file

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From: Jim Henson <vegasswede@...>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 09:25:11 -0700
>Just a small note: The major problem with resource files getting too large
>is that you can't have more than 2127 resources in a file. That technically
>means 2127 entries -- not actual resources. If you call changed resource 10
>times on a single resource, then you have 10 entries for that resource
>instead of one. This is all cleared up when the res file is updated. See
>our site for a better way to call changedresource.
>Best,

>-STAZ  ~)~

Staz,

I find having 3 external rsrc files (1 for graphics, 1 for STR# & Styled 
TEXT and 1 for Snds & Music) during the "Programming" very convenient .. 

And with FB^3 installing the resources of these Externals into a "Built 
Program", the program ends up as one big Program without "Satellite" rsrc 
files .. An Outstanding improvement over FB II

BUT .. You just brought up a point that I "Don't Grab" 

> If you call changed resource 10
>times on a single resource, then you have 10 entries for that resource

Is this the number of times the Program uses the resource 

Or is this if the program actually makes a physical change to a resource 

'Cause if it Is the number of times the Program uses the resource I'm 
going to be In A World Of Hurt ;-(

BTW : That 2127 .. Is that a limit on a single resource .. such as PICTs

Or is that a grand total limit of all the resources in a file combined

AND .. Does this limit pertain to the rsrc file during programming only 

or is it the grand total limit of resources that a Built Program can have

Jim Henson,The Vegas Swede, (^_^) s aplenty

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