[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Re: STR#

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From: "Laurie Murphy" <LaurieMurphy@...>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 22:16:27 +1000
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>From: David Kessler <dkessler@...>
>To: "'futurebasic@...'" <futurebasic@...>
>Subject: RE: [FB] Re: STR#
>Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 10:04 PM
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> From: David Kessler [SMTP:dkessler@...]
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lucy24@... [SMTP:Lucy24@...]
> Sent: Friday, 7 May 1999 1:45 AM
> To: futurebasic@...
> Subject: [FB] Re: STR#
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>>> My problem with this (MY problem) is that I cannot figure out how to use
> the array issue with over 15000 strings with one resource and about 900 with
> the other. <<
>
>> !!!!!!! That's a lot of strings. _Way_ too many to store in STR#
> resources
> and read into an array one at a time. Is there any particular  reason you
> _have_ to use STR# resources? Could all that be in a data file? <
>
> No kidding, Bill, and I thought _my_ apps were verbose. But if you (original
> asker, not Bill) _do_ need or prefer to keep them in STR# resources, clean
> up
> as you go along--
>
> gameString& = FN GETRESOURCE(_"STR#",resnumber)
> tempstr$ = STR#(resnumber, exactnum)
> 'now do your stuff
> CALL RELEASERESOURCE(gameString&) 'now put your toys away
> gameString& = 0
>
> I may even have cribbed this from the manual, way back when.
> String resources are very well-behaved as long as you put them away as soon
> as you're done with them and don't leave them flopping around like beached
> fish until the Memory Manager tide washes them away. And for heaven's sake
> distribute them among more then two resources-- if it's too big for ResEdit
> to list, it's flat-out too big.
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