[Coco] CLOAD without ?IO ERROR
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Wed Mar 2 17:25:14 EST 2005
Let's not be be unfair about this. :)
>a very limited "official" interface to them, that couldn't show
There is a Basic command that does exactly that, SKIPF"X". If X is a
name never used for a file, SKIPF will read the entire tape displaying
all the file names found.
Further, the tape system was robust if the tapes were recorded at
correct volume on a good unit.
KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> In my earliest Coco days I had a short TapeDir program, probably typed in
> from The Rainbow, that would run thru a cassette and print onscreen the name of
> each file it encountered. Very handy for finding the most recent Dungeons
> of Daggorath save, whose name you had forgotten.
> And another program for reading in error-buggy files.
> The irony was that all these programs did was call ROM BASIC routines.
> Tandy had all the parts for a really decent tape file system in the ROM, but gave
> us a very limited "official" interface to them, that couldn't show
> filenames, tolerate errors, etc.
> --Mike K.
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