Contents of the README file
The DBFTools are a set of modules that allow you to create, read,
write, and work with dBase compatible database (DBF) and index (NDX)
files from TopSpeed Modula-2. Procedures are provided to OpenDBF,
CloseDBF, GetRec, PutRec, GetField, PutField, OpenNDX, CloseNDX,
Next, Prev, Find, BOF, EOF, etc. You can also build indices
substantially faster than dBase can.
The DBFTools provide full multi-user support so your database programs
can run on any network or multi-user O.S. without concern of damage to
your data or index files.
Versions for other Modula-2 compilers will be released shortly.
I have provided these files as shareware at a minimal price with the
hope that providing inexpensive easy to access tools for Modula-2
will help the language become more popular in the United States.
You may use these tools for 30 days free of charge. Thereafter, the
purchase price is $10 for students, $30 for individual programmers,
and $50 for the ability to use the tools in a commercial application.
Payments should be sent to:
10800 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding these
modules, please leave me email on the Topspeed BBS. Complements and
suggestions are gladly accepted...no complaints or nasty letters please!