• Subject: Re: If %Open() vs CLOSE(E)
  • From: "M. Lazarus" <mlazarus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 23:06:19 -0500

At 1/16/01 08:52 PM -0600, you wrote:
>At 19:59 01/15/2001, Mark Lazarus wrote:
>>  Which is more efficient: "If %Open()" or CLOSE(E) ?
>>
>>DO    1000
>>
>>CLOSE( E )
>>DLTOVR
>>OVRDBF FILE() MBR()
>>OPEN
>>
>>ENDDO
>
>How about an alternative:
>
>>OVRDBF FILE() MBR()
>   OPEN
>
>>DO    1000
>>  PROCESS STUFF
>>CLOSE
>>DLTOVR
>>OVRDBF FILE() MBR()
>>OPEN
>>
>>ENDDO

  It's a bit messier, since there's other code that comes into play 
(including file I/O) to determine which member to open.

  I usually code file loops that way, but in this case I don't like it.

  -mark

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