PostIt! 6.0 1/16

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Date: 04-02-93 (22:57)             Number: 324
From: VICTOR YIU                   Refer#: NONE
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Subj: PostIt! 6.0   1/16             Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
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'This file created by PostIt! v6.0.
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'           PostIt! THE Binary <-> BASIC Script Creator      
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'               Postit! v6.0  by Rich Geldreich 1992         
'     把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳
'            Decoder further optimizied by Jim Giordano      
'     把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳
'          User Interface and Graphical embellishments by    
'               Mark H Butler & Quinn Tyler Jackson          
'     把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳
'         Ability to post and wrap plain code - as text!    
'        Based on MsgSplit by Scott Wunsch and Victor Yiu.   
'     把陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳陳
'        And now, with compression and a new script format   
'        to reduce the echo bandwidth required to post your  
'                      file, from Victor Yiu!                
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'Purpose:
' To enable the posting of compressed listings on a text only net.
' This program takes a binary input file and converts it to a series
' of small, postable files which other people can capture and run to
' get the original binary file.
'
'Instructions:
' Just  follow  the prompts.  You give the input & output filenames,
' the page length and the number of lines you want reserved for your
' stuff and it does the rest. If nothing is inputted for a prompt, a
' default value will be used for it instead.
'
'
'Additions by Victor Yiu:
'
'     (26 March 1993)
' NEW!  Addition of the new high efficiency script format, saving
'   800 bytes over the old format!  Still supports the old self-
'   extracting model for compatibility.  New format allows you to
'   run the cut script from the echo without editing!  Just paste
'   all the pages together and run it through PostIt!.
' Now, all line lengths will remain constant, even with compression.
'   It results in less unnecessary carriage returns and `G"' lines!
' After this update, I don't see too many improvements ahead -- it's so
'   jam packed with features!  ;-)
' Some unnecessary & ancient comments are removed for space efficiency
'   The source is also modified so that most lines are less than
'
'     (16 March 1993)
' Victor Yiu nominated & appointed the keeper of PostIt! by Zack Jones.
'
'     (9 March 1993)
' Version 5.1 speeds the binary decoder up and cleans the PostIt!
' source code enormously.  Decompression routine rewritten.
' Message splitter's tab stop expansion is now user modifiable.
'
'     (28 February 1993)
' Now, save an average of 10% on posting object files!  This version
' includes compression of duplicate characters.  Also fixes several
' bugs and quirks (visual & operational), and adds a disk buffer for
' increased conversion speed.  The text wrapping problem with
' quotes has also been totally elimintated; now, the comments
' starting later in the line extending past the wrap will not be
' messed up during splitting, as is was before.  Twirler was
' optimized/fixed (MsgSplit).  Decoder was optimized more, but more
' code had to be added on to handle compression.
'
'Additions by Scott Wunsch:
'     (13 February 1993)
' PostIt! is no longer just for binary files!  It can be used to post
' BASIC code,  and will  do so in  text format.   Code will  be word-
' wrapped appropriately, and  underscores inserted to allow QB/PDS to
' put it back  together  again  for you.   Unlike past  code-wrapping
' programs, PostIt! can even handle quoted strings properly.
'
'Additions by Mark Butler:
'     (8-30-1992)
' Postit!  output filename now defaults to the input filename if none
' is given.   If the input filename is 8  characters  in  length  the
' default output filename will be truncated to the first 7 characters
' of  the input filename.   The default output extension is now "BAS"

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