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comp.os.msdos.programmer FAQ part 1/5
Section - - Why won't my code work?

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 First you need to try to determine whether the problem is in your use of
 the programming language or in your use of MS-DOS and your PC hardware.
 (Your manual should tell you which features are standard and which are
 vendor- or MS DOS- or PC-specific. You have read your manual carefully,
 haven't you?)

 If the feature that seems to be working wrong is something related to
 your PC hardware or to the internals of MS-DOS, this group is the right
 place to ask. (Please check this FAQ list first, to make sure your
 question isn't already answered here.)

 On the other hand, if your problem is with the programming language, the
 comp.lang hierarchy (including comp.lang.pascal.* and comp.lang.c) is
 probably a better resource. Please read the other group's FAQ list
 thoroughly before posting. (These exist in comp.lang.c, comp.lang.c++,
 comp.lang.modula3, comp.lang.lisp, comp.lang.perl; they may exist in
 other groups as well. comp.lang.pascal.borland has a Mini-FAQ.) It's
 almost never a good idea to crosspost between comp.os.msdos.programmer
 and a language group.

 Before posting in either place, try to make your program as small as
 possible while still exhibiting the bad behavior. Sometimes this alone
 is enough to show you where the trouble is. Also edit your description
 of the problem to be as short as possible. This makes it look more like
 you tried to solve the problem on your own, and makes people more
 inclined to try to help you. See also <Q:01.10> [What's this
 netiquette?]

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