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When the error "Overflow" is encountered in a Microsoft QuickBasic program, one possibility is to check for a zero divided by zero (0/0) condition.
This information applies to Microsoft QuickBasic Versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 for MS-DOS; to Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2; and to Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and MS OS/2.
Any numeric value divided by zero will produce the error "Division By Zero," but zero (0) being divided by zero produces a special floating- point exception. This error will cause the compiler to respond with an "Overflow" message.
Both of these errors are correct. The machine could respond by either a "Division By Zero" error or an "Overflow" error, depending on the following factors:
The following is a code example:
Article ID: 42473 - Last Review: August 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.1