[Coco] a quick question
operator at coco3.com
Thu Dec 27 12:57:07 EST 2007
At 03:46 AM 12/27/2007, you wrote:
>Always wondered why Tandy / Radio Shack ever named the minimum file
>allocation space on the floppy disk a "GRANULE". Ahh!, a quick check at
>Wikipedia brought back this:
>In computer terms: A granule is a unit of contiguous (adjacent/bordering)
>virtual memory allocation.
Yep, Disk BASIC snatches 9 sectors at a time (a granule) no matter
how small the file is or if only 1 byte past (9*256, 2304 bytes)
causes a whole new granule to be allocated.
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