It is possible to invoke a deprecated statement or function by effectively calling a subroutine in a Panorama 6.0. database from a Panorama X database. I have proven this to be feasible via a simple test, using the deprecated
chunkfilter statement to calculate a large set of prime numbers much more quickly that Panorama X can do it.
The process involves passing a parameter (which might be a single value or the entire contents of a database) to a Panorama 6.0 database via a text file. The Panorama 6.0 database has a .Initialize procedure which extracts the contents of the text file, processes the data and stores the result in another text file which the original Panorama X database accesses.
The concept can be extended by setting the first record in the text file to a value which determines which of several procedures is called by the Panorama 6.0 .Initialize procedure. This would allow a single Panorama 6.0 database to operate as a subroutine for any number of deprecated stat/funcs.
My first attempt at this involved using the clipboard to transmit the parameters but Panorama X kept crashing when Panorama 6.0 assigned a new value to the clipboard. I’d be interested to know why but I believe that intermediate text files are a better way to go anyway.