Saving Using Bload/Bsave

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 05-13-92 (14:48)             Number: 93
From: JEAN CREPEAU                 Refer#: NONE
  To: CHARLIE QUANTE                Recvd: NO  
Subj: Saving Using Bload/Bsave       Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
In a message to ALL, CHARLIE QUANTE wrote:
CQ=> Hello!

CQ=>       I posted  this as part of an earlier message, and got  no reply.
    Either my message got  lost in the flow,  or I've stumped the  talented
    programmers here.  Either way, I thought I would try once more.       I
    have a program using a  40 by 40 integer array.   It is part of  a door
    program I wrote, and I read the array info from a sequential file.   It
    seems to take  FOREVER!  I  saw something in  a book, (unfortunately  I
    can't remember where),  that used BLOAD  and BSAVE to  load and save  a
    single dimension  array. The  address of  the first  array element  was
    involved, as  well as  the total  size in  bytes of  the array.   Would
    something similar work with a two dimensional array?  How exactly would
    I  code  that?    Is  there  a  better,  quicker  way?          Thanks,

        Never got your previous message! Ok. To save your array:

DEF SEG = VARSEG(array(0,0))
BSAVE "filename",VARPTR(array(0,0)),40*40*2

        To load it back from the file:

REDIM array(39,39)              ' Optional
DEF SEG = VARSEG(array(0,0))
BLOAD "filename",VARPTR(array(0,0))

 * Origin: INTERACESS Montreal (QC) Canada (514) 528-1415 (1:167/280)
Outer Court
Echo Basic Postings

Books at Amazon:

Back to BASIC: The History, Corruption, and Future of the Language

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (including Tiny BASIC)

Go to: The Story of the Math Majors, Bridge Players, Engineers, Chess Wizards, Scientists and Iconoclasts who were the Hero Programmers of the Software Revolution

The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea that Rules the World

Moths in the Machine: The Power and Perils of Programming

Mastering Visual Basic .NET