> > 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 have placed in the FutureBasic.org dropbox a set of three files with demo examples that go some way to meeting Sylvain's request. <ftp://ftp.futurebasic.org/FutureBasic/dropbox/Low-overhead_FNs.sit> (about 5K download) The examples show how a FN can be made into a low-overhead type, to give similar speed to GOSUB. The syntax of a call to the superfast FNs is the same as for a regular LOCAL FN. I believe therefore that extensions to the FB^3 language syntax are neither required nor desirable. Robert P.