No, DOS won't.
You _can_ rename a .EXE to .COM and vice versa, and they seem to still work. However, only .COMs and .EXEs are loaded and executed by entering their names at the command prompt. .BATs are opened and processed, but renaming a .EXE to .BAT won't allow it to execute.
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Oopsidoodle, I did say DOS...I should have said QB:||Pete on Mar 15|
|* It does work from cmd.exe in XP, as long as you provide the extension.||'lipse on Mar 15|
|Thanks 'lipse...Maybe that is where I remember it from.||Pete on Mar 15|
|*it's worth mentioning here that until you remove "RUN," the program won't compile ;)||mennonite on Mar 16|