[futurebasic] [FB] FBII->3 Source Conversions

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From: Robert Purves <robert.purves@...>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 14:11:09 +1200
>>According to the FB^3 documentation, during auto conversion of FBII projects:
>>
>>  12.  All COMPILE lines are remarked out. (Use the FB^3 preferences
>>       window to set compile options.)
>>
>>At least in my hands, the COMPILE statements are actually _not_ commented
>>out automatically.
>
>This is _very_ strange... is there anything "unusual" about your COMPILE
>statements?

Ah, well, yes, actually. Thanks, Bill, for making me look harder at the
problem. Here are some of the statements copied out of the converted
projects:

COMPILE ,_dimmedVarsOnly
COMPILE ,_dimmedVarsOnly_macsBugLabels
COMPILE ,_myCompileSettings

On further testing I find that if the tickcount parameter (ignored by FB2
for applications, and hence optional) is included, the COMPILE statements
_are_ recognised and auto-commented out correctly during conversion.

'COMPILE 0,_dimmedVarsOnly
'COMPILE 0,_dimmedVarsOnly_macsBugLabels
'COMPILE 0,_myCompileSettings

So there _is_ a bug, but it only affects the (perfectly legal in FB2) form
with the tickcount parameter omitted. The bug will not affect everybody's
conversions, just the unlucky @#$%^%#'s such as me, who use the shortened
form.

Robert Purves