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Issue 6.5


Inside REALbasic

A new column to show REALbasic from the inside

Issue: 6.5 (July/August 2008)
Author: Christian Schmitz
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins.
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Article Length (in bytes): 6,458
Starting Page Number: 48
Article Number: 6518
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This column will, in the next few issues, show some internal REALbasic facts and features. Not everything is known by everyone, and a few things are only seen when you are writing plugins and interact with the REALbasic runtime on a very low level.

Be aware that anything described here is subject to change; often a new version of REALbasic is released before an article is published. Still the internals of REALbasic don't change so often that everything is outdated. And the information in this article may not be 100% correct every time as everyone who has the exact knowledge is under contract with REALsoftware and may not be allowed to talk about the internals.

Knowing things about how REALbasic works may give you a better idea where an error can come from or why REALbasic behaves in a certain way. And of course you can learn to write code which has better performance if you know how things are handled currently. Of course if a newer REALbasic version has changes to optimize code, your optimized code can be slower than the unoptimized code.

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