Q58816: BASIC PDS 7.10 Does Not Support ILINK.EXE Incremental Linker
Article: Q58816 Product(s): See article Version(s): 7.00 7.10 | 7.00 7.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS | OS/2 Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S900212-106 B_BasicCom docerr | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 8-JAN-1991 Page 593 of the "Microsoft BASIC 7.0: Programmer's Guide" (for 7.00 and 7.10) incorrectly states that you can use the LINKer switch /INC, which sets up your .EXE file for later use with the Microsoft Incremental Linker (ILINK.EXE). Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) Version 7.00 or 7.10 does not support the Incremental Linker. This is a documentation error, and the section "Preparing for Incremental Linking (/INC)" should be removed from Page 593. ILINK.EXE is also documented on Pages 261-269 (Chapter 14) of the "Microsoft CodeView 2.3 and Utilities User's Guide" provided with Microsoft BASIC PDS 7.00 and 7.10, but ILINK.EXE is NOT shipped with or supported by BASIC PDS 7.00 or 7.10. The reference to BASIC on Page 263 should be removed. Also, the /INC option needs to be added to the table of "Invalid LINK Options" on Page 590 of the "Microsoft BASIC 7.0: Programmer's Guide" for 7.00 and 7.10. This information applies to Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2. ILINK.EXE is shipped with and supported by Microsoft C Version 5.10, QuickC Versions 2.00 and 2.01, and Microsoft Macro Assembler Version 5.10.
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