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Harbour is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this software; see the file COPYING.txt. If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA (or visit the web site ).
As a special exception, the Harbour Project gives permission for additional uses of the text contained in its release of Harbour.
The exception is that, if you link the Harbour libraries with other files to produce an executable, this does not by itself cause the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public License. Your use of that executable is in no way restricted on account of linking the Harbour library code into it.
This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU General Public License.
This exception applies only to the code released by the Harbour Project under the name Harbour. If you copy code from other Harbour Project or Free Software Foundation releases into a copy of Harbour, as the General Public License permits, the exception does not apply to the code that you add in this way. To avoid misleading anyone as to the status of such modified files, you must delete this exception notice from them.
If you write modifications of your own for Harbour, it is your choice whether to permit this exception to apply to your modifications. If you do not wish that, delete this exception notice.
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Oneliner : A starters guide to Harbour
Welcome to Harbour
Clipper is a trademark of Computer Associates and will often be referred to as CA-Cl*pper within Harbour documents. Regardless of this variant, Clipper is recognized as Computer Associates’ trademark.
Harbour is a free software compiler for the xBase superset language often referred to as Clipper (the language that is implemented by the compiler Clipper). The goal of the Harbour project is to produce a cross platform CA-Cl*pper compatible compiler.
The Harbour web site is at : http://harbour-project.org. If you have any problems with this copy of Harbour please visit our web site and ensure that you are using the latest release.
If you have any questions about Harbour please be sure to read the FAQ. Also, please be sure to read the documentation that comes with Harbour, you should find it in the same directory in which you found this file.
If you are reading this file as part of a source distribution of harbour you probably want to start by reading dirstruc.txt because this is your map to the harbour source directories.
Harbour is a superset of Clipper and is backwards compatible with nearly 100% of all Clipper 5.2x or 5.3 code. Most Clipper S’87 code will also compile and run fine, but may require some modifications to run well.
Platforms : All