On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:09:01AM +0100, Didier Derny wrote: >Even in case of crash, with a reset button, it was easy to Recover the >program in memory. Sorry, this software does not ring a bell for me. This 'ram disk' usage reminds me of an anecdote. Back in the day, I programmed the Commodore 64 with a machine language monitor that used the CBM80 auto-start sequence. I had written quite some code without saving to disk, and there was a power spike that crashed the computer. The reset button would not help, because the spike corrupted some bytes in the machine language monitor code. So, I carefully hot-plugged my home-made "exrom button cartridge" (a prototype board with 22 stripes to the cartridge port, and a button soldered between -EXROM and -GND) to recover from the situation. I would hold -EXROM low while pressing the reset button, so that the CBM80 signature would be hidden. Then, I would reload the machine language monitor and use it to salvage my program. Nowadays, saving is not enough; I take diffs or use a version control system all the time. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-01-26 08:00:18
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