Re: [cc65] Common macros for dirent.d_type

From: Groepaz <>
Date: 2012-07-07 05:13:12
On Friday 06 July 2012, you wrote:
> CBM DOS filetypes are similar in function to beloved msdos filename
> extensions, aren't they?

not at ALL.
> Yet you don't insist on using FOO.EXE for data files instead of e.g.
> FOO.DAT, do you?

for the most part i find it utterly stupid to draw conclusions from the 
filename to its content.

the one and only data file i have ever used on pc for my own stuff was named 
"config.sys", btw =)

> Why then examples in the books about programming data access using
> sequential files uses SEQ files? Do you think the authors were stupid?

they were making examples for TEXT files.


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<Andrew S. Tanenbaum>

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