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Documentation near or fully obsolete functions

Discussion in 'Support' started by Charles G, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Charles G

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    Rex,

    From [title] you mention that %@inc is replaced with SET /A and I was wondering what other functions, etc are near obsolete please?
     
  2. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    I think they're mostly pretty obvious -- none of the following will ever be updated.

    Just off the top of my head:

    Commands:

    BREAK
    DRAWBOX
    DRAWLINE
    DRAWVLINE
    KEYBD
    KEYS
    LIST
    LOADBTM
    MKLNK
    PLAYAVI
    PLAYSOUND
    REXEC
    RSHELL
    SCREEN
    SCRPUT
    TEXT
    VERIFY
    VSCRPUT

    Functions:

    @CRC32
    @DEC
    @INC
    @MD5
    @SFN

    Variables (not including the 32-bit-only variables):

    CMDEXTVERSION
    _CPUUSAGE
    _MKLNK_ERRORS
    _MKLNK_LINKS
    _RUBYTYPE
    _RUBYVALUE
    _VIRTUALPC

    And, of course, any version of Take Command / TCC that runs on Windows 32-bit. (Version 21 will be x64 only.)

    This doesn't include the commands that are still commonly used but actually call other commands (like REN and TITLE).
     
  3. Joe Caverly

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    I think you can also write off the @SCRIPT function.

    Joe
     
  4. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    I'd call those "mature" or "feature-complete", myself.
     
  5. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    IMO that would be a completely different list. The ones I listed are 4DOS or early 4NT features that have little relevance to current TCMD / TCC usage.
     
  6. rconn

    rconn Administrator
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    If Microsoft doesn't bother to fix it, then yes. And @PERL and @RUBY, since those developers thoroughly broke embedded Windows support several years ago and aren't in an all-fired hurry to fix it.
     
  7. David Marcus

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    I use LIST all the time since VIEW /W doesn't get along with focus-follows-mouse.
     
  8. rconn

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    LIST isn't being deleted, but neither is it ever going to have any new features.
     

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