Q40547: BC.EXE Will Not Compile Files Named USER.*
Article: Q40547 Product(s): See article Version(s): 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | B_BasicCom SR# S881221-29 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 12-DEC-1989 The BASIC compiler (BC.EXE) will not compile any source file with a name of USER.* (e.g. USER.BAS, USER.TXT, etc.). Instead, it will take input from the console and report any errors on each line as they are entered. BC.EXE will create an object file only if a name other than USER.OBJ is specified. The filename USER is a special filename reserved for compiling files that are entered directly from the console instead of from a file. Thus, if you have a file that is named USER.BAS, BC.EXE will not compile it. To work around this limitation, rename your BASIC file to something other than USER.BAS. This information applies to Microsoft QuickBASIC Versions 4.00, 4.00b, 4.50, and Microsoft BASIC Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, and Microsoft BASIC PDS Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2.
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