From: Jim Brain (brain_at_jbrain.com)
Date: 2008-01-10 23:24:38
Ruud@baltissen.org wrote: > Hallo Jim, > > > >> but what would CI do? >> > > Change the image. > Ah, I was thinking too hard. I was wondering how one would "alter" an image. I think is is ill-named, since I can be confused. I understand it's history, coming from CD, but in CD, you're already in a directory, so it is appropriate to "change" it. However, for a temp name, it's fine. Yes, the idea would offer good initial support, and should be pursued. It also has long term value, which why I am thinking it aloud. I had hoped to treat images like "directories", so one would just "CD" into a D64 or D81. However, Craig's idea is one that Maurice plans to use, where you would "mount" an image under a different partition number. The latter does allow using dual drive-ish commands (c0:blah=1:blah), but I see some issues: * You have a finite number of partition numbers to use. (I suppose you could restrict to mounting one at a time, but what if you want to copy a file between two images?) * The DOS needs to track that changes to the underlying directory will affect another partition, like moving an image file while it is mounted. * Most times you don't need the secondary partition number to reference the files. Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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