Q12243: No Error Listing File in QB 2.00; Error-Only File in 2.01/3.00
Article: Q12243 Product(s): See article Version(s): 2.00 2.01 3.00 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 19-OCT-1989 QuickBASIC Version 2.00 cannot list compiler errors to a file when compiling from the DOS command line (outside the QB.EXE editor) (see "Separate Compilation Method" in Appendix D of the "Microsoft QuickBASIC Compiler" Version 2.0 and 3.0 manual). This means that all debugging must be done in the QB.EXE Version 2.00 editor. In contrast, earlier versions of QuickBASIC (1.00, 1.01, and 1.02) give a listing (.LST) file that includes all source lines and flags those lines that have errors. Versions 2.01 and 3.00 have enhanced the Separate Compilation Method so that you can redirect compiler error messages to a file or device. If you compile from a DOS batch (.BAT) file, this feature allows you to automatically report the errors to an output file. For example: Command Line Action ------------ ------ QB TEST.BAS; Compile TEST.BAS and display any errors encountered on the screen. QB TEST.BAS; > TEST.LST Compile TEST.BAS and redirect any error messages generated to the file TEST.LST. QB TEST.BAS; > PRN Redirects output to the DOS printer device. Only the lines in error and their associated error messages are sent to the screen or output file in 2.01 and 3.00. Source lines that don't have errors aren't listed. As there is no full-source-listing (.LST) output feature in QuickBASIC Versions 2.00, 2.01, and 3.00, there is also no compiler /A option to output the assembler translation of the BASIC code. The compiler /A option is supported only in QuickBASIC Versions 1.00, 1.02, 1.02, 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50.
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