[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Question for FBers: does your code use FB's READ FIELD or WRITE FIELD?

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From: Domokos Vekas <domika@...>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:56:07 +0100
I haven't been using them for several years now.
I highly appreciate your efforts.
Domokos

2017-02-10 3:40 GMT+01:00, Brian S <fblistserve@...>:
> Hi Everyone,
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> I’m asking because READ/WRITE FIELD uses deprecated Handles.
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> In fact, the code supporting READ FIELD is exactly the same as READ FILE
> except the target buffer is a Handle instead of pointer.
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> One option is to make it use a pointer but then it really is the exactly the
> same as READ FILE plus any Handle-related calls( e.g. fn GetHandleSize )
> would fail.
> Second option: eliminate READ/WRITE FIELD if nobody is using it.
> Third option:  maybe there is some file access we need but don’t have?? (
> i.e. repurpose it to something else )
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> Obviously, coding around this is easy but I’d like to know the impact.
> Please send DETAILS ( such as Handle dependencies ) and let me know if READ
> FIELD is used. Thank you.
>
> Any ideas for resolving this are welcome! TIA.
>
> Brian
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