Legendary contributor !
Tom Rettig was a major guru in the dBASE, Clipper and whole xBase community. Among Tom’s accomplishments multiple utilities that allowed development in xBase to be easier and faster.
Tom Rettig was one of the main reasons we can use the term “community” when we talk about the groups of xBase people. Tom was one of the designers of dBASE III and wrote the essential reference book on it. He built the first add-on library for Clipper, pioneering the public domain tools that make xBase jobs easier. Tom wrote articles for many xBase magazines and periodicals. Tom Rettig’s Help and Tom Rettig’s Handbooks taught us the some complexity and difficulty of xBase.
He participated in the IEEE xBASE “standardization” efforts. Tom is considered one of main gurus of xBase history. His program and documentations are legendary.
A “Program for Life” authored by the late Tom Rettig
* remember.prg * Sometimes we forget...
USE Yourself exclusive SET TALK OFF CLEAR DO WHILE ALIVE STORE "LOVE" TO heart STORE "health" TO body STORE "peace" TO mind STORE "compassion" TO others STORE "esteem" TO self STORE "faith" TO God REPLACE Negative WITH Positive , ; Judgment WITH Acceptance , ; Resentment WITH Forgiveness REPLACE Hopelessness WITH Choice , ; Confusion WITH Clarity , ; Procrastination WITH Participation REPLACE Separation WITH Connection , ; Lack WITH Abundance , ; Sorrow WITH Celebration @ all, times SAY your_truth If its_time EXIT ENDIF ENDDO SAVE TO Always CLEAR ALL RETURN * EOF: remember.prg