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Before asking questions, I would appreciate it if you'd ensure that your answer was not in the FAQ or this manual!

Requested Information - Bugs or Problems

If reporting bugs/problems please supply:

  1. A detailed description of the problem. Please don't bother wasting your and my time by telling me "it did not work".

  2. All files involved (input, output, and any batch files used to run the preprocessor). You have hopefully trimmed out everything which is not required by me to recreate the problem.

  3. When supplying the redirected output from PPWIZARD please ensure that you had used /DEBUG on the command line to turn on debug mode.

The easier you make it for me the faster I will be able to come up with a fix or tell you what you're doing wrong, etc.

Reporting Bugs/Problems or Suggestions

There are two main ways to report PPWIZARD issues or ask questions. They are:

  1. PPWIZARD Discussion List
    People who are very interested in PPWIZARD can now join an e-mail based discussion group, any e-mail sent to ppwizard@yahoo.com will be seen by all subscribers. Hopefully I won't have to answer them all, but if one person answers, everyone gets the benefit of the response. All messages are archived so you can always go back and see previous messages. I will also make announcements on this list.

    If you think the problem might be a PPWIZARD or Regina bug (which you think others probably haven't encountered) you may wish to contact me directly as others may not be interested (we don't want too many messages).

    Please don't attach large files to e-mails sent to this address (there is a 100K limit as well anyway).

    We'll have to see how it goes. Hopefully it does not need to become moderated (I probably haven't got time for that!).

  2. Author's Email Address
    I will take feedback in this manner but in general prefer the e-mail list mentioned above. Exceptions might be where you have large attachments, you don't think anyone else would be interested, you don't want to join the group (why not?) or you really want to hammer me!

    If you must e-mail me directly then send it to dbareis@SpamBeGone.gmail.com. If I think its appropriate I will "CC" the above discussion group with my response.

    If you do email me directly please make sure your reply address is valid! I have spent quite a bit of time on a number of replies that were rejected (either unauthorised or no such email address). I respond to all emails that require one, if you don't get a reponse reasonably quickly then I didn't get your email, the response got lost somehow or I'm on holidays! To be sure to bypass my SPAM filtering be sure to include "PPWIZARD" in the subject line.

Please zip attachments. This reduces the size of the e-mail and ensures that the information gets here uncorrupted.

Known Bugs or Problems

The following bugs are PPWIZARD bugs:

  1. None Known.

The following bugs may occur when using the native interpreters under OS/2:

  1. None Known.

The following bugs may occur under any operating system using Regina (I will assume on "one of my recommended versions only"):

  1. The debug time will be plus or minus a second (this can produce negative times, etc.).

  2. Regina has a number of 'query exists' bugs, the one that might affect you is if you specify an input file such as "C:\CONFIG.SYS" and PPWIZARD tells you it can't open the "CONFIG.SYS" file in a completely different directory! Another one is where "garbage" might appear after a filename.

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Saturday May 28 2022 at 2:55pm