## [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

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Luis Babboni
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### [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

Hi,

I tried to dim an array A(1 to 8) and an array B(-8 to 8)
Could be possible that when I tried to fill B(-8) the value fall into array A overwriting the A´s values?
If is like this, is not possible to use negative indexes for arrays?

Thanks.
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fxm
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### Re: Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

No problem to use negative indexes.
D.J.Peters
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### Re: Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

Something like this ?
(no problem here)

note: if you run in to problems with array indicies use

fbc -exx yourcode.bas

now FreeBASIC will check the array bounds
and you will get an array index out of bounds error.

Joshy

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`dim as integer a( 0 to 16) = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17}dim as integer b(-8 to  8) = {10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100,110,120,130,140,150,160,170}var aStart = lbound(a), aEnd=ubound(a)var bStart = lbound(b), bEnd=ubound(b)for i as integer=aStart to aEnd  print a(i),nextprintfor i as integer=bStart to bEnd  print b(i),nextsleep`
Luis Babboni
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### Re: Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

It seems i found the mistake, sorry.

It was enough that you said that it must be possible to look harder and found the mistake.

I Shamed. :-(
jona
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### Re: Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

D.J.Peters wrote:Something like this ?
(no problem here)

note: if you run in to problems with array indicies use

fbc -exx yourcode.bas

now FreeBASIC will check the array bounds
and you will get an array index out of bounds error.

How do I use "fbc -exx yourcode.bas"? Is it something I run inside the IDE?
MrSwiss
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### Re: [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

jona wrote:How do I use "fbc -exx yourcode.bas"? Is it something I run inside the IDE?

Depends on the IDE ...
Generally: it is the Command Line that calls FBC, whether it's done from a Console or out of an IDE, is irrelevant.
If you're doing it from an IDE, refer to the IDE's Documentation.
St_W
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### Re: [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

MrSwiss wrote:
jona wrote:How do I use "fbc -exx yourcode.bas"? Is it something I run inside the IDE?

Depends on the IDE ...
Generally: it is the Command Line that calls FBC, whether it's done from a Console or out of an IDE, is irrelevant.
If you're doing it from an IDE, refer to the IDE's Documentation.

If you're using FBedit:
http://users.freebasic-portal.de/stw/fi ... FBedit.pdf
fxm
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### Re: [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

St_W wrote:
MrSwiss wrote:
jona wrote:How do I use "fbc -exx yourcode.bas"? Is it something I run inside the IDE?

Depends on the IDE ...
Generally: it is the Command Line that calls FBC, whether it's done from a Console or out of an IDE, is irrelevant.
If you're doing it from an IDE, refer to the IDE's Documentation.

If you're using FBedit:
http://users.freebasic-portal.de/stw/fi ... FBedit.pdf

For FBIde:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19950
jona
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### Re: [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

[quote="fxm"
For FBIde:
http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopi ... =2&t=19950[/quote]
Thank you. I have a 0-127X0-63 matrix and I want to flip each of the constituent 0-7X0-7 matrices about their major axes. So the indices for the four-deep nested loops becomes a little complicated. I have always had a hard time with this sort of thing, so having my hand held is helpful. I assume that -exx slows down execution?
MrSwiss
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### Re: [Solved] Arrays with negative indexes not valid?

jona wrote:I assume that -exx slows down execution?
Yes, it does, because:
-exx adds "checking" Code that tests for Zero Pointers and Array Bounds.
Therefore, as soon as the Code is *debugged* one should recompile without -exx.