Futurebasic/Language/Reference/fbcomparehandles

FBCompareHandles functionEdit

FBCompareHandlesEdit

FunctionEdit

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SyntaxEdit

result& = FN FBCOMPAREHANDLES(a&,b&)

RevisedEdit

July 26, 2000 (Release 3)

DescriptionEdit

This function returns a result representing a comparison of the contents of handle a& with the contents of handle b&. If result& is zero, the contents of the handles are identical. If result& is negative, -result& indicates the byte position at which handle a& was found to be less than handle b&. If result& is positive, it indicates the byte position at which handle a& was found to be greater than handle b&. The first position in the handle is byte number 1 (not zero). Two handles which differ from the very first byte will return a positive or negative 1 as a result.

Result

Indicates

Negative

handle a& < handle b&

Zero

handle a& = handle b&

Positive

handle a& > handle b&