On Sun, 10 Dec 1995 kiril@uk_kirk.sdrc.com wrote: > > > On a side, but possibly related, note, all my user files got trashed when > > > I moved Circle to my computer. > > > > i can answer this one at least... the variable-type sizes will most > > likely differ from a UNIX based machine to that of OS/2. > > And because on a UNIX machine an int will take up 4 bytes, but on OS/2 it > > might only take up 2 bytes.. this will trash the pfile (and any other > > binary storage files too) > One of the reasons that your pfiles did not come through might > be because of different byte-ordering. That is - the machine you > created the pfiles orders bytes large-to-small (MSB first) and > the other - small-to-large (LSB first). I think more likely will be the CR/LF line terminating habits of CP/M derivatives such as MS-DOS, OS/2, etc. Ian.
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