Introduction

Language Structure

IB Statements

File System

Comet 32 Runtime

Index

Overview of the Internet Basic Compiler

Internet Basic is a compiler language. As such, Internet Basic programs must be written in source form, then compiled into object format. The translation process is accomplished with the Internet Basic compiler.

Once a program has been compiled into its object form, only the object program and Comet runtime system are required in order to run the program. The source program is not required unless changes need to be made to the program. In that case, the changes are made in the source program and the source program is re-compiled into a new version of the object program.

There are two ways to run the Internet Basic compiler. The preferred way is to use the compile option in UltraEdit. The other is to run the compiler program from within Comet. This latter method is known as the legacy compiler option.