About to make a HUGE jump in my BASIC Knowledge ....
- One of the reasons why I slowed my interest in BASIC Programming was
that in high school (mid to late 1970's) our variation of BASIC Language
required TWO sets of variables; one for processsing and one to save to a
file. This drove me ape-shit because it never made sense to me as to
why two sets of variables were necessary - obviously today we have come
a long way!.
This week I plan to force myself to cross that boundary and learn how to
do File creation and management.
From what I am reading about Chipmunk BASIC ... the following commands
do the following:
* OPEN [Filename] as [#Number] to establish a file
* CLOSE [#Number] close a file
* PRINT [#Number],[Variable list] to record 1 record to 'x' file
The question that comes to my mind is what format structure is the file
in? Is the user creating a Text file, tab separated file, Comma
seperated file, or Chipmunk BASIC create a (trying to be funny) Chipmunk
I realize that files have to be read sequentially, and by whole records.
And I have already implemented 'Key Numbers' in my data structure
(learned from database designs). The question on the other side of the
design process is that is the 'read file' command? I am not immediately
seeing that command in the materials; I could be reading to fast.
And finally - does anyone have any 'famous last words for me' before I
take this plunge?
St. Paul, MN USA
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