Re: BASIC for the CBM-II/8088

From: smf <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:25:55 +0100
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On 21/07/2018 18:35, André Fachat wrote:
> REL files are complicated and the implementation is rather buggy, also 
> depending on the DOS version.
> You cannot sequentially read the whole file as after the first record 
> read there comes an EOF already.

REL files aren't complicated, they aren't complicated enough.

Instead of implementing a standard file allocation table on disk and in 
ram, they let you use your own scheme.

I worked somewhere that had developed sales ledger, order processing and 
payroll packages for commodore PET using REL files.

While it would have been nice if the drives had supported seeking, it 
would have pushed the price up due to needing more RAM.
Received on 2018-07-22 00:00:04

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