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Archive-name: Pascal/borland-metafaq
Posting-Frequency: Every Mid-Week
Last-modified: 1999/09/23
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This document is posted weekly as an aid to new readers.

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This is the group for discussion on Borland Pascal, Turbo Pascal for DOS
and Windows systems.  Please note that delphi does not belong in this group.
There are many groups for Delphi discussion.

Frequently Asked Question [FAQ] information is posted weekly and monthly
here to aid you in quickly finding a solution to your problem. READ THESE
FIRST as they will often give you a solution to your problem.

Timo Salmi posts a weekly FAQ on the comp.lang.pascal.* reorganisation

Timo also posts a pointer listing the questions answered in "Common Turbo
Pascal Questions and Timo's Answers". You can obtain this document from
    ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/link/tsfaqp.zip

The Mini-FAQ posted weekly on Sunday gives many pointers to the resources
available for Pascal Programmers using Borland Products and locations of
help on Frequently Asked Questions. Also available at
    http://www.*-*-*.com/

The VFAQ here is about Runtime Error 200 using the CRT unit on >200MHz
machines. The Mini-FAQ gives many solutions. READ IT FIRST.

Timo has a FAQ available with much information on posting guidelines. From
    ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/link/tsfaqn.zip

  - "A problem well stated is a problem half solved"  Charles F. Kettering

  -  Put as much information as you can in the subject line.
     *Subjects like "help me" or "question about Pascal" are silly.*
     Also note that some newsreaders truncate the subject line early.

  -  If you have used one of the RTE200 patches. You are unlikely to get
     any useful help unless you tell us: whose patch; from where;
     BP/TP; Version Number; Real or Protected Mode; DOS/Win3/Win9x/?; and
     *exactly* what the symptoms were and what the output was.

  -  Usually, it will be sufficient to post to a single one of the Pascal
     groups.  But if you ever need to post to more than one group, be sure
     to use a single cross-posted article rather than multiple postings.

  -  Please do not request the answer to your question solely via e-mail!
     Someone else will be interested, and it is only polite to the readers
     of this newsgroup. Remember also that public replies are subject to
     peer review in case corrections and/or additions are needed.

  -  We will not do your homework for you! We will, however, give advice
     on specific topics and look at code that you have a problem with.
     Show us what you have done already and pointers and fixes will be
     forthcoming. Don't just post your assignment!

  -  Be aware of limits. Try to keep your posting text lines to 70 characters
     or LESS. If you use more, your posts will look messy when quoted.

  -  *Binaries must NOT be posted to this group.*  Nor MIME Attachments.
     (Especially {*filter*} are those mailers which convert '=' to '=3D', a very
     bad thing to do to *any* Pascal source code.)

  -  Expressly forbidden is posting of any commercial material, for
     example Turbo Pascal 7, or even just GRAPH.TPU.  *This is illegal*
     Do not even ask for these.  Contact Borland if you have a problem.
     Borland have released TP V1, V3.02 and V.5.5 for download. See
      http://www.*-*-*.com/

  -  Please, when replying to an article, only quote *as much as needed*
     to show the context of your answer.

   - Post your comments or answer *below* the previous poster's text as this
     is both basic Netiquette and a valuable aid to keep track of the thread.

  -  When posting problem code, please keep to the problem areas and their
     context *and* show Var and Type declarations that are involved.

  -  Do *NOT* post in HTML format. Make sure you post using plain text.

  -  Do *NOT* add source code using an attachment - merge your source into
     the text of the article you are posting.

  -  Please do not post source code that runs into many hundreds or thousands
     of lines of code, the place for such code is on the Web or at an FTP site.




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