Version 5.610

Hi Everybody,

After exploring a lot of fruitless avenues, the new editor is beginning to come together. Version 5.609 is substantially how the ultimate version will look and work. There are now just two items on my personal agenda that need addressing in the next (and hopefully the final) release.

The present display of compilation errors in the output window is far from satisfactory. Sadly this all that is available from the TBsystem file. I have a cunning plan to circumvent this problem whilst still maintaining all the other features. In the next issue the editor will carry out a compilation process whether you select COMPILE or RUN. If the compilation is error free and you selected RUN then the editor will continue to run your program. If there are errors then I anticipate showing them in a table of errors where you can click on an error and it will take you to the offending line in your program.

The second issue that needs to be dealt with is the irritating query about whether you wish to save a file when you exit the editor. At present there are no checks on whether you have made any changes to a program. Obviously if you have made no changes since the last save, then you don't need to be asked if you wish to save the file. In principle this is not a difficult task - just tediously going through all the possible ways you could have made changes and getting the program to remember whether you have done any of these things.

Regards
Big John

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Version 5.610

Hi,

I would like to thank all those who reviewed version 5.609 and made such a valuable contribution towards identifying the bugs. I have resolved the two problem areas in my previous post, and I have attended to about a dozen minor issues identified by reviewers. In a few days I will release version 5.610. I will contact all previous reviewers directly by e-mail, but anyone else wishing to see what version 5.610 looks like is welcome to contact me at
engine@clara.net

The next release will have a 30 day time limit. At the end of that period I hope to release 5.610 for general public consumption.

Regards
Big John