Re: carl moser assembler editor (MAE)

From: Marko Mäkelä <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:44:10 +0200
Message-ID: <20120126074410.GC2948@x60s>
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.


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