Category : C++ Source Code
Archive   : WLIB.ZIP
Filename : README

Output of file : README contained in archive : WLIB.ZIP
Files you'll find in this zip file

*.DOC documention (see below)
*.H header files
W*.C the stuff you need to link in with
FATAL.C link in with this if you are not using WW
EXAMPLE?.C Some examples to help get you started
WLIB.PRJ the project file I use to build WLIB

Make sure your compiler is the 3.1 compiler and is set for "C++ Always"
and "Borland C++" (not ANSI, K&R or UNIX C).

Note that there is no documentation for the vector classes or the file
classes. It should be a fairly straightforward task to interpret the
appropriate header files.

If you do not have the Btrieve developers kit or Codebase 4.5, you will
want to exclude WBTRIEVE.C and WDBASE.C from your project.

The documentation was, for the most part, written before the library was.
You would be miles ahead if you learned to read and interpret the header
files rather than relying on the documentation. The documentation is
included more for tutorial purposes than as a reference. There is a
programming pearl that goes "debug only code - comments lie": there may be
some wisdom here that applies to my documentation :-).

All of my source has a copyright on it, yet these libraries are really
closer to "public domain". I want people to feel free to pass it along,
include it in libraries that they use and sell with the idea that everyone
will have a common base for string, file, vector and linked list libraries.
I just don't want them modified without my consent (if you need something
different, why don't you inherit what you see?). I encourage that this
product be included with compilers, libraries, books and tutorials. Free.

These libraries are designed for optimal use in the cold, cruel world of
practical programming. It is my belief that the molding of C++ into a
SmallTalk environment kills the beauty of C++. I write object oriented
extensions to C++ that compiles very tight and fast while maintaining high
portability. If you want a SmallTalk-like environment, use SmallTalk! I
hope that this code allows all C++ programmers to develop smaller and
faster programs in less time.

If you are new to programming in C++, the file STRINGS.DOC is for you.

Registration of this product is $50. Registration will provide you with

The most recent copy of the "Wheaton Libraries" (WLIB)
The most recent copy of the "Wheaton Windows" (WW)
The parser, with source

copyright (c) 1992, 1993 by Paul Wheaton
1916 Brooks #205, Missoula, MT 59801

voice phone: (406)543-1928
CompuServe: 72707,207
Internet: [email protected]
BBS: (406)543-8234 (The Montana Banana BBS)

Visa and MC accepted

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Programming services are provided for $34 per hour for the first ten hours
and $19.50 per hour for each hour after that. Free initial consultation.
Long distance programming requires $500 retainer.

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Look for WPARSE.ZIP - Source Parser. This will break up your large .OBJ
files so that your executable programs are much smaller and faster.

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Look for WW.ZIP - Wheaton Windows. A clean user interface for text mode.
Very powerful. Handles two video devices. Includes about a dozen types of
menus including menus for users to shift the order of their selections or
to make selections. There are numeric editing functions that can give
integers a fixed decimal place. There are string editing functions that
allow you to specify what keys are acceptable for different parts of a
mask. Scroll bar types allow for scrolling through huge, sophisticated
menus or through text files or reports. More! Fully integrated with WLIB.

  3 Responses to “Category : C++ Source Code
Archive   : WLIB.ZIP
Filename : README

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: