PowerBASIC SetUp

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PowerBASIC SetUp


ThinBASIC and PowerBASIC interop


Starting from version 1.11.7, ThinBASIC can use external compiler to produce DLLs to be used in thinBasic scripts.


ThinBASIC does not require PowerBASIC, but it offers an optional way to use PowerBASIC to compile DLLs, which can be used from ThinBASIC script.


While it was possible to use PowerBASIC DLLs in the past from the ThinBASIC, new ThinBASIC versions go one step further and, thanks to #Compiled / #EndCompiled, programmer can mix ThinBASIC and PowerBASIC code in a single script.


That effectively means you can develop speed up routines in PowerBASIC to boost your ThinBASIC code, without the need to exit from ThinBASIC IDE thinAir.


IMPORTANT: in order to be used by thinBasic, an official copy of PowerBASIC for Windows must purchased and installed in the computer.


Once installed and available a purchased copy of PowerBASIC, it can be configured inside ini file \thinBasic\Compilers\thinBasic_Compilers_Usr.ini

See \thinBasic\Compilers\thinBasic_Compilers.ini to have an idea on how to configure user version ini file