Visual Basic, increasing memory limit in Notepad??
Hello, About a year ago I was playing around with Visual Basic a bit. I followed a book and built an application similar to Notepad. When testing it out I noticed that there are significant limitations as to how much text it can hold (the same for Notepad). Is this due to VB being an assembler vs. a compiler? Is there a way of increasing the memory capacity? Does this mean that essentially all VB programs are small?
You can set VB's compiler to compile the program into native code instead of byte code as it likes to do. You can also specify certain optimization parameters, too. All of these things make the programs more volatile requiring more error checking on the programmers part and less relying on VB's pretty behind-the-scenes error checking. VB can be a very useful and powerful language. I've helped write some very large programs in VB. However, I've found the VB is good for quick, Windows apps. If you're writing a "permanent" program, I'd use C++ or even Java rather than VB. However, I once worked with this guy who used VB to control heavy machinery. I guess it is just a matter of taste
Thanks for the info t048.
Even though my experience is rather superficial, I have to agree with you. VB is best for quick windows apps. I've been trying to move on to command line (C++ Borland of course ) for a few months now. I'm starting to respect both langs for their different attributes.
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