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**************** WinBatch+Comiler 2021C (Beta) release ****************

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**td**:

Here we go again. A new beta version of WinBatch+Compiler is available. This released is focused on a new variable data type, INT64 or type 8192. In the era of big files, big money, and big everything else, it is time for WIL to have native 64-bit integers. The hard part was doing so without breaking existing scripts.

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Release notes:

WB 2021C May 12, 2021 (Beta)

DLL 6.21cuc First appearing in WB 2021C

Changed multi-user licensing to function like single-user licensing so that license numbers

only need to be entered on two occasions instead of four to license all applications and

utilities in a distribution.

Address an issue in the WinBatch Navigator script that prevented the 32-bit version from

removing 64-bit multi-user license information and the 64-bit version from removing 32-bit

multi-user license information when the "Remove License Numbers" button is selected. This

change only affects multi-user license installations.

Added a new 64-bit integers WIL variable type(8192). The interpreter creates a 64-bit integer

WIL variable whenever an integer value greater or less than the maximum or minimum 32-bit

signed integer is assigned to a WIL variable.

WIL operators that act on integers now support 64-bit integers. These include assignment,

relational, arithmetic, and bitwise operators. However, binary arithmetic operations on

two 32-bit integers will not produce 64-bit results even if the result overflows or

underflows the maximum or minimum 32-bit integer values. To obtain a 64-bit result one of the

operands must be a 64-bit integer. To produce a 64-bit result from 32-bit only operands and

avoid overflows or underflows use the new Int64 function on at least one of the 32-bit

integer operand.

Added the 64-bit integer option (2) to the WinResources function's format parameter. The

option causes the function to return a 64-bit integer when the return value is too large or

too small to be represented by a 32-bit integer without loss of information.

Added a 64-bit integer option (2) to the following functions' format parameter:

DirSize

DiskFree

DiskSize

FileSize

FileSizeEx

The option causes each function to return a 64-bit integer.

The following functions have been modified to support new 64-bit integer WIL variables and

manifest constants as input:

IsFloat

IsNumber

IsInt

ObjectType

VarType

Avg

Min

Max

Note1: The Min, Max, and Average functions use floating point numbers internally. Since

numbers larger than 9,007,199,254,740,991 or less than -9,007,199,254,740,991 cannot

be represented in the floating point format without loss of precision these

functions will produce inexact results on 64-bit integers that are very big or very

small.

Note2: The Int function truncates 64-bit integer constants to 32-bits when the integer

is larger or smaller than the maximum or minimum 32-bits integer.

All functions that can convert integer input to a string convert 64-bit integers to strings.

The FileInfoToArray has a new flag parameter value of 4. This value causes the function to

return file size information as 64-bit integers. If the 4 flag value is combined with 1

(huge numbers), the 4 is ignored.

New functions:

Int64(s/u/i/i64/f:x)

Returns the passed in values as a 64-bit integer.

x: value to convert to a 64-bit integer.

GetTickCount64()

Returns the number of milliseconds that have elapsed since the system started. This

function is similar to its namesake GetTickCount except that a system would need to run for

roughly 106,751,991,167.3 days instead of 49.7 days before the return value turns negative

and eventually wraps back to 0.

Dialog Editor

Fixed a problem displaying the editor's help file topics by adding a workaround for a defect

in the Windows help system.

**kdmoyers**:

OK, I'm just gonna show my ignorance and ask: will a wbt program need to use the 64 bit compiler to use these cool 64 bit integers? (my guess is No, but just to be sure...)

-Kirby

**td**:

No, 64-bit integers and 64-bit WinBatch programs are not connected in any way - except for their name, of course.

[edit] Should have just said that both 32-bit and 64-bit WinBatch support 64-bit integers...

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