On Fri 20 Jul 2018 at 01:05:09 +0200, Mia Magnusson wrote: > Imho it's a bummer that Commodore didn't add seek to their drives back > in the days. On a PET or B it might not had taken that much time to > actually read every data of a file until the right position is reached, > but on the serial drives it was a pain in the ass. Also they should > have abandoned the USR file stuff and just added a mode similar to USR > files but just using a map of the blocks of the file speeding up > seeking but otherwise transparent to the user/programmer. I think you could have that with REL files and records of 254 bytes each. But I'm not sure if you could easily read such files sequentially. -Olaf. -- ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- Wayland: Those who don't understand X \X/ rhialto/at/falu.nl -- are condemned to reinvent it. Poorly.
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