jonnathan wrote: > sylvain also pleaded for a function that has the speed of a gosub, > as he wants to make his plugins as fast as possible. we all know > that gosubs are fast, so perhaps the possibility of a global fn, > could be looked at by our programming betters. I heartily approve Sylvain's suggestion. GOSUB itself has trashy syntax that mars the beauty of a program. I suggest that the keyword FN not be used since the specs would be too different from those of FB^3 FNs. What about the syntax: BEGIN SN MySub% // SN for SubroutiNe!! ... END SN ... x%=MySub% ... ?? What the specs should be is a matter worth debating; maybe Sylvain has some clear ideas. Cheers Laurent S.