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Tom Rettig


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