spectre at floodgap.com
Mon Aug 28 19:16:44 CDT 2006
> Essentially, the only real difference between a PRG and an SEQ is that if you
> try to load a PRG, there'd better be a 2-byte load address at the
> front. I don't _think_ you can tell CBM BASIC to load an SEQ file, but
> if 'load "0:MYPROG,S"' works, then that's how you'd do it.
Yes, it works fine. In fact, you can even do that with USR files with ,U,
although only USR files that were OPENed and CLOSEd in the usual way. If you
try to load, say, a GEOS VLIR file with that syntax, you only get the info
block since the usual forward sector pointers are valid only for the first
For that matter, you can also SAVE with ,S or ,U.
I always conceived as SEQ files as existing just to allow a distinction
between textual data and executable binaries, and having only a superficial
distinction from PRGs.
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