On Sat, 29 Nov 2014, Robert Wolfe wrote to Mark Lewis:
Oh yes! :) Looks like I found a bug in AllFix as well :)
did you get my post in PASCAL_LESSONS in response to your query???
Yes, I did :) About how to do file directory listings? :)
yeah, that was one way of doing it... there are several others... including the
ancient old-school way that you were initially attempting... the one i showed you made it very simple, didn't it ;)
FWIW: i gather files listings in a similar manner in one of my projects but those filenames are then fed to other routines for the processing of the files'
contents... most all of them are all merged together into one huge in-memory pseudo-database... some are used to alter certain identifiers inside the database and the last two sets are used to select only certain items during the
building of the database or filter the output generated from the database...
the really astonishing thing about that project is that it was written to replace an old DOS program that performed the same job... that old DOS program has the old 64k memory limit to deal with so it only gets about 10% of the total desired entries... it also takes about 30 minutes to run... my project, on the other hand, gets it all read, sorted and merged without duplicates and finally output in less than a minute :) O:)
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