You can't save a string array to disk all in one shot, but
you can save an integer array.
BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 05-12-92 (10:47) Number: 87
From: RICK PEDLEY Refer#: NONE
To: CHARLIE QUANTE Recvd: NO
Subj: saving using bload/bsave Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
On 05-10-92 CHARLIE QUANTE wrote to All...
CQ> I posted this as part of an earlier message, and got
CQ> no reply. Either my message got lost in the flow, or I've
CQ> stumped the talented programmers here. Either way, I
CQ> thought I would try once more.
What sometimes happens is everyone has seen this question asked many
times, so they'll sit back and wait for someone else to answer it.
Fortunately, I've saved over a year's worth of useful messages from
this echo, so it's just a matter of shelling out to LIST and searching
for the code.
CQ> I have a program using a 40 by 40 integer array. It is part of a
CQ> program I wrote, and I read the array info from a
CQ> sequential file. It seems to take FOREVER! I saw
CQ> something in a book, (unfortunately I can't remember
CQ> where), that used BLOAD and BSAVE to load and save a single
CQ> dimension array. The address of the first array element was
CQ> involved, as well as the total size in bytes of the array.
CQ> Would something similar work with a two dimensional array?
CQ> How exactly would I code that? Is there a better, quicker
Here's a message from Matt Hart that shows how to save and load an
array. For a two dimensional array, it's almost the same method,
but you have to calculate the number of bytes you need a little
differently. First, be sure to specify the upper and lower bounds
in your DIM statement, e.g. DIM A%(1 TO 40, 1 TO 20), or at least
realize if you don't, you must remember to save the (0,y) & (x,0)
elements even if you don't use them for anything. So with the
example array above, you'd need 40 * 20 * 2 bytes and if you don't
specify the lower bounds, 41 * 21 * 2 to include the zero elements.
This'll run so quickly, you'll think it didn't :)
Date: 11-19-91 (18:07) Number: 243
From: MATT HART Refer#: 206
To: MIKE AVILA Recvd: NO
Subj: Saving Arrays to File Conf: (2) Quik_Bas