(May 8, 1998)
Some of the new features that the new version will include are:
Support for some Clipper syntax ( BIN2W, DBGOTO, DBAPPEND etc )
Fully integrated browse.
No longer an external program, will now respect filters and indices.
Create databases from arrays.
Many more database functions (INSERT, BLANK, SCATTER, GATHER).
Suffix control (ie. .dbf /dbt/dbb etc. can be redefined to anything).
Index Tags (structured indices like in FoxPro).
Windows (multiple text based windows under program control).
Interrupts (timers, mouse clicks etc).
SQL through ODBC support.
Many, many more string functions:
- STRBK ( break a string up into an array ), PADL(RC), ATC
- refer to individual characters in a string like an array (s is the 6th character in the S)
Some C like operation.
++, -* type operations.
cformat functions (format output like PRINTF in C).
Improved array support.
- no size restrictions
- add elements to and delete from an array
- resize an existing array
- clone an array to another array
Allocate memory blocks ( ALLOC, PEEK, POKE, ADDR ).
Static and Local variables.
Object oriented programming ( DEFINE CLASS, ENDCLASS ).
Pools (Storage of unrelated data types in a flexible list ie. no need to predefine the size)
Improved speed and robustness