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CLIP is a Clipper/XBase compatible compiler.




CLIP is a Clipper/XBase compatible compiler with initial support other xBase dialects. CLIP project features support for international languages and character sets.

It also features OOP, a multiplatform GUI based on GTK/GTKextra, all SIX/Comix features (including hypertext indexing), SQL and ODBC drivers, a C-API for third-party developers, a few wrappers for popular libraries (such as BZIP, GZIP, GD, Crypto, and Fcgi), a multitasking client and application server based on TCP/IP sockets, object data base utilities, and a functions library.

Here are some key features of "CLIP":

· Preprocessor
· Fully compatible CA-Clipper with with some new possibilities.
· Compiler
· slight incompability with CA-Clipper, which may be resolved easily, using the "search and replace" method. In addition it can compile to C program, byte-code, dynamic library and mixed C+byte-code.
· Very fast and efficient OO-model
· Difference from CA-Clipper reveals itself in part of descriptions and making an object, but in part of using the ready objects syntax and logic of functioning is completely the same.
· It is possible to write programs on CLIP, without using other syntax excepting OOP.
· Initial support syntax from FS,CAVO,FoxPro.
· has much more possibilities than CA-Clipper.
· Full international support
· Including adjustment on any code page of any language on any keyboard (with stelnet emulator only or on consoles), substitution of string constants during execution and changing a logic of functioning with strings, given for functions alpha, digit, lower, upper, subscripted weight factors etc.
· Support two-bytes charsets BIG5,GB , may be Korean,Japan too.
· GUI, based on GTK
· Provides using of all widgets and processing the events
· Using of dynamic libraries,
· loading and execution of the byte-code from external files ( in run-time, too ).
· Compatibility

· up to Clipper 5.3 (support of objects menu, button, check and other get-objects), as well as standard classes tbrowse,get,error.
· Are implemented a lot of CA_Tools functions, including all functions for processing the lines, dates, files, mathematicians.
· support all SIX functions and features
· VFP data types: datetime,currency
· RDD allows to use your own drivers, as well as use a driver, combined from several different drivers.
· RDD also allows to use only OO-style, without using of aliases

· Multitask support
· CODB - CLIP Object Data Base

· libraries and classes for direct access to SQL-servers (PG,MySql,Oracle,Interbase)
· ODBC and ODBC bridge to Windows drivers.
· SQL-interpreter and commands, compatible with FoxPro

· Other possibilities

· Overloading operators for objects.
· Support of regular expressions.
· function for TCP/IP sockets connections
· COM_() functions
· Rushmore like technology, but more fast and efficient.
· Support of very-large-scale numbers with unlimited accuracy.
· Support of graphic files PNG,GD,JPEG and primitives like lines, rectangles, firing ranges, circumferences etc.
· Several common classes for word processorses, html/cgi programms.
· Several utilities for interpreting the patterns of the documents, www_sql,clip_bl, clip_blank, clip_sql, clip_hindex, clip_hseek etc.
· multiwindows interactive debugger.

· Supported OS'es
· linux, freebsd, openBsd, SPARC & x86 solaris, IBM mainframe with TurboLinux, Win32 ( with CYGWIN development tools)
· TODO list

· Windows support
· FiveWin compatiblies.
· FoxPro compatiblies.

What's New in This Release:

· This release added fixes to support UTF environments, GCC 4.x, and newer Linux distributions.
· Some new utilities, functions, and documentation were added.
Last updated on October 31st, 2006

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