[Coco] File comparison utility

Stephen Blunt sblunt at agsecorp.com
Mon Jun 28 17:09:10 EDT 2004

That is a great suggestion - I think all the stuff that is in question are
basic programs. My problems was that I haven't looked at them for 15+ years.
It is possible that I made duplicate copies on cassette because of the high
risk of such a media.

I will try the ascii trick. Thanks.

Stephen Blunt

> -----Original Message-----
> > Going through my tapes I have found that I saved several 
> versions but 
> > now I have no clue which was the latest. Does anyone have a file 
> > comparison utility?
> Basic or Binary? I don't have such a utility (that I know of) 
> but if it's basic I'd save each version as ASCII, transfer to 
> PC (or Mac) and compare there. Once you look at the code, you 
> may remember the last thing you worked on and be able to pick 
> out the latest version.
> Hindsight's 20/20, so...
> I've been putting a REM at the beginning with a DATE and Rev. 
> letter. Periodically I'll backup the file to two places, then 
> immediately increment the revision letter on the copy I'm 
> editing. Each new day the letter goes back to A. This has 
> been a lifesaver for Color FOG, which consists of seven 
> unique Basic modules which I might modify on a real CoCo, 
> emulated CoCo or in a text editor on the PC.
> Good luck,
> Bob

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