On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 08:27:41PM +0100, Gábor Lénárt wrote: >"Extensions" are only remainments of the ancient CP/M systems, Unix >does not have this notion Sorry, I could not resist the off-topic. As far as I understand, CP/M copied the file name conventions (except subdirectories and file versions) from Digital VAX/VMS, which was supposed to replace the archaic *nix systems. If OpenVMS did not die in the hands of HP yet, theoretically it could still win. :-) BTW, VMS distinguished binary and ASCII files, too. AFAIR, CP/M does not really distinguish them, but it does not store exact file lengths either. You will only know how many blocks the file is, not how many bytes. I guess it would be somewhat funny if you ported the sound to Commodore 128 CP/M, or maybe even the Commodore 64 CP/M. The latter would probably be a hardware challenge too. In later editions of the Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide, the pages about the CP/M cartridge were made blank. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-11-26 22:00:24
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