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    PM's? My wife suffers that.

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    So how many source files / lines are there in the code at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualDavid View Post
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    Not P.M.S, me means, Private Messages

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    Salem, there's 7 *.c files; 1 each: ?.mlc, ?.mlh, ?.bk, ?.flc, ?.flh, ?.fhu, ?.frm, ?.hlh, ?.hlp, ?.mak,
    6 SYS$???.??? files.
    24 total; 300k.
    The c files average 4 - 9k each and one is 27k.

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    So something like 60 to 70K for the source code, which probably equates to somewhere between 1K and 2K source lines.

    If you've already got some idea of what the windows dialogs / menus / etc should look like, and the fact that some of the code already exists, then it ought to be easy.

    For anyone professing competence at being a windows programmer, this should be do-able in a week (40hrs). OK, it may take 2 weeks total to completely polish the result and do some testing, but 6 weeks seems excessive.
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    I really appreciate that. The complete program (the stats I gave you) consists of 12 menu selections which I call modules. One module calculates AREA in every conceivable unit simultaneously. Another module does LENGTH, another, WEIGHT, etc. The quote I was given was to make a standalone program for just one of the 12 modules.

    I'm so glad to be able to connect with the real pros here. It's like: How do I know what questions to ask if I don't know what questions to ask? I've received some great input here.

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