Compiler for DOS is the only compiler that is 100 percent compatible with the dBASE
language. It allows users to create stand-alone executable (.EXE) applications from dBASE
III, dBASE III PLUS and dBASE IV programs -- without modification. Compiled applications
can be run without a copy of dBASE, runtime modules or LAN Packs, and can be distributed
free of license, royalty or runtime fees.
The new compiler includes 32-bit support, enabling users to
compile and distribute applications developed in dBASE that are up to twice as fast as
applications built with dBASE IV 2.0 or the dBASE Compiler 1.0, and up to 20 times faster
than dBASE IV 1.x and dBASE III PLUS.
The compiler also introduces an intuitive menu-driven user
interface, which makes it easier for both developers and users to take advantage of this
This compiler is completely compatible with different
New features in the dBASE Compiler 2.0 for DOS
|32-bit .EXE file generation, enabling compiled applications
to run up to two times faster than dBASE IV 2.0 or the dBASE Compiler 1.0 --and up to 20
times faster than dBASE IV 1.x and dBASE III PLUS. 16-bit support is still included.
|An intuitive menu-driven user interface that allows all of
the compiler's options to be set through pull-down menus and dialog boxes, for easier and
more efficient compilation.
|AutoCompile and AutoLink that automatically locate, compile
and link specified programs into an executable file.
|Date and Time Stamp saves time by only recompiling modified
|Automatic access to four gigabytes of memory through the
dynamic Virtual Memory Manager.
|Smaller .EXE size -- compiled applications are up to 50%
smaller than version 1.0.
|Optional .DBO file creation allows users to better manage
|MAP file creation that assists developers in documenting and
The requirements for the Compiler are indentical to dBASE
IV v2.0, excepting 386 support. dBASE IV only runs 16-bit therefor only needs a 286 or
better. As noted above, 16-bit support is still included with Compiler.
|An Intel 286 or higher based PC for 16-bit support
|386 or higher computer to run 32-bit applications
|DOS 3.3 or later, 100% - compatible versions
|Minimum 640k base, 1 Mb extended RAM (2 MB extended RAM
recommended); supports up to 16 Mb extended RAM
|Minimum 3.5 Mb of hard disk space
|Monochrome, CGA, EGA, or VGA monitor
|Optional: Microsoft Windows 3.0 or later, or IBM OS/2 2.01
|Novell NetWare v2.2 and v3.11
|3Com 3+ Share v1.60 and 3Com 3+ Open v2.0
|Banyan VINES v5.0
|MS LAN Manager v2.1
|IBM LAN Server v3.0
|AT&T StartGROUP v3.6; - 100% compatibles to the above
|PostScript Printers, Hewlett-Packard laser printers and
|Math coprocessors, Intel 80287, 80387, and 100% compatible
|Pointing device: mouse