Re: reading status channel in ML
Date: 2006-04-10 18:38:06

On 2006-04-10, at 09:19, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:

> BTW: You depend on $BA containing the number of the last accessed  
> drive.
> If there was no access before, your routine fails.

Yes. I also depend on it, whenever I can. I just hate hardcoded  
device numbers so popular still in 21st cent.

> For example: OPEN (15,8,15) does absolutely nothing (but setting the
> internal tables). (This is because no file name is given.)

That's what I'd expect too. Still I get some strange results when $b7  
is e.g. set or not set to 0.

> Of course, both of your sample have one "problem": They depend upon  
> the
> error channel sending a CR as last character. Although they do,
> "theoretically", it would be clearer to wait until EOF is signalled.

Hm, you seem to be very much right. Just have to check how IDE64  
behaves with that one.

If it wasn't for C, we would be stuck using BASI, PASAL and OBOL.

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