Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/31/13:03:03

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 10:00:09 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Erik Max Francis <max AT alcyone DOT com>, djgpp AT delorie DOT com
From: Nate Eldredge <eldredge AT ap DOT net>
Subject: Re: Writing a struct to disk

At 04:04  8/30/1997 -0700, Erik Max Francis wrote:
>Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>> You can use the technique which used in PASCAL: . . .
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but Pascal traditionally uses one 8-bit byte
>for the string length, limiting the total number of characters in a
>string to 255.
I think that's only true of Borland/Turbo Pascal. Other Pascals apparently
have used 16-bit numbers for this, as does GNU Pascal. In Extended Pascal,
the implementation seems to be different. The GPC manual talks about this.

Nate Eldredge
eldredge AT ap DOT net

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