[futurebasic] Re: [FB] READ?WRITE RECORDs

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From: Jay Reeve <jktr@...>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 99 17:23:27 -0500
>Hi all. I managed to do this sort of thing a few years back, but guess I'm
>getting dumber with age. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
>DIM RECORD appointmentsRec
>  DIM  6 dayt$
>  DIM  6 tyme$
>  DIM  4 ampm$
>  DIM 30 who$
>DIM END RECORD.appointmentsRec

You're not going to believe this, but changing  a "." to a "_" should fix 
it up. As in:
DIM END RECORD_appointmentsRec

When you use the dot, no memory is allocated, it just defines the record 
type. So when you use appointmentsRec in your local fn, it becomes a 
local integer var. With the underscore, you'll get your 52 byte global 
record allocated.

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