I’m terribly sorry, but PanX just does not work for me. I may be unique in this, but it frustrates me at every turn.
After my recent forum query (“32 - A Bitter Pill to Swallow”), I decided to try again to convert my files to PanX. At least I thought I would learn more about the upgrade in the attempt. But I hit an immediate problem.
My code: (p1 and f2 are previously defined)
opendatabase p1 +“Macros:Various Macros.pandb”
FARCALL “Various Macros.pandb”, «myOpenFile», f2
The result: an error message on the farcall line stating that it could not be completed because “Various Macros.pandb is not open”.
But it certainly IS open. There it is on my screen. It opened at the first line of code. The Pan6 version of this database works flawlessly, and has done for many years.
I don’t know what it is about me, but PanX seems to thwart me every opportunity. I just can’t get “into” it. And the absence of single-step debugging is an added frustration.
There may be a simple explanation for why the above code results in that error, but really, that is besides the point. Writing simple code similar to past code should not be an adventure.
I will have to put panX aside again to await a future release. It looks like a great program, and I’m sure it will be a great program. But not yet.