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This package is If_you_don't_send_me_some_thing_I'll_kill_the_cat_Ware.
You may think "Ho god, another set of libraries for my poor little blitz"...
what a set.. ;-)
This new set of libraries has been designed to definitively erradicate old,
and slow other libraries (pretentious isn't it ?).
Well, the fact is that since I made them I nearly never use the old
especially WindowsLib, ScreensLib, MemAccLib, PrintLib... and nearly
What's cool ?
All libs are really small. You can expect about 3 Ko for a program witch
fancy screen and some windows.
Libraries are really oriented... for exemple Screen and Window related
are in the same library...
Well I am very proud of most of the functions as they are smaller and
more powerful than the old (and some of the new) ones.
For exemple the function StrRight (or StrLeft) replaces Right$, RSet$
UnRight$ in a very easy and compact way... adding, more over, some
Pading with a special char...
Is you have ever try ARexx (like me ;-) you have been certainely
Blitz functions (like me ;-), and particuliarly string related
convertion functions... This set is for you... definitely.
Libraries and functions are totaly independent... you can use them as
functions... You will also probably notice some similitudes with
(LotanIntuition, LotanSystem...) and ARexx (LotanConvert, LotanString...)
That's why libraries are sooooooo small, if a function already
AmigaOS, I don't rethink the wheel... For example you won't find
in LotanIntution as the AmigaOS function already exists and is very
You will quickly notice that I don't speak about objects... The fact is
don't use them... because yeuuuuuurk... ;-) It's the first reason ;-)
This is probably a new universe to you if you are a beginner or if you
never try anything different... But trust me you will love pointers.
In this brand new world forget Addr Screen(0)... now you must use logical
: *MyScreen... see examples... you will quicly understand.
Really sure... if you don't do stupid things like closing a screen with
on it, draw on file... or cooking your cat with mustard.
All functions are totaly OS friendly (100% Garanty HardWare hiting free
vitamins and iron).
And as usual all resources used are freed : windows, screens and files
closed, allocated memory freed... the haven for you ;-)
Contents of dev/basic/LotanLibs.lha
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