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Subject: Re: System()
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On 05.05.2012 16:52, Georg wrote:
> I wonder if it would be possible to write something like Norton/Volkov/
> Midnight commander in djgpp.

Why settle for something "like" Midnight commander?  It's quite possible 
that with some porting effort, you could just build the real MC on DJGPP.

> When I select an executable file on the screen I would like to execute
> that. However, e.g. system("") will take quite a chunk of
> the available memory in real mode.

No, it won't.  The way DJGPP works means that its footprint in the 640 
KiB areana is actually quite small.

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