[Coco] ML Disk I/O examples?
msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Fri Apr 13 09:45:32 EDT 2007
Robert Gault wrote:
> The best examples with line by line comments will be found in the
> Unravelled series. A search of the Web will find several sites.
Thanks Robert, but I actually started with exactly this document. There's a
very brief description of a few 'routines' such as File Open, but it's
fleeting at best. And nothing to actually read a record that I could see at
first glance?!? I stumbled across DSKCON in Pac-dude, which Unwravelled
doesn't even bother describing.
If I had the inclination, I'm certainly capable of 'learning the
fundamentals', or rather, learning the peculiarities of Coco RSDOS - I've a
couple of decades experience with device-level I/O on everything from 8-bit
micros to Linux/XP - it's just that I'd rather copy an example and get onto
the real job at hand. After all, I'm just trying to read a binary file into
memory - I'm sure that's been done hundreds of times.
I'm guessing from this thread that things aren't as cut-and-dry in
DECB/RSDOS as other platforms? It's pretty straightforward for example, in
TRS-80 Model I/III NEWDOS/80, to do file I/O from ML - the interface is well
documented and when I had to do similar a year or 2 back, it took me about
10 mins to get it right...
Oh well, I guess I'll have to spend a night "re-inventing the wheel" as
David suggested. At least I will learn something along the way...
I'll check out your Mlfinder Robert - thanks!
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