Re: SEMINEWBIE: MOBProgram help (fwd)

From: Thomas Pedersen (
Date: 05/09/96

On Thu, 9 May 1996, Billy H. Chan wrote:

> From: David Wruck <>
> 	I seem to be getting the following syslog error everytime I 
>   create a script for MOBProgram. So to make sure I was doing everything 
>   right, I added the sample script found at the end of the mobprog.doc file 
>   that comes with the distribution.
>    60 17 30 30d8+7 1d4+0
>    2500 30000
>    8 8 2
>    >in_file_prog sample.prg~
>    |
> 	The error reads like this:
>    SYSERR: fread_string: format error at or near Error in file act_prog
> 	The question at hand is (since I am not the coding IMP) is this a 
>   source code problem, or is there something I am doing wrong, or not doing 
>   that would cause this error? The error itself seems a bit too open to 
>   interpretation to me.
> Hmm, normally, the easiest way to find out would be to grep in the source
> directory for "format error at or near Error at file act_prog" or 
> something similar.  But since you don't have the source, that's probably
> not a viable option.

> On the otherhand, I don't recall a >in_file_prog in the standard Mobprog
> procedures, so this sounds like something your IMP/coders added... have
> you checked with them?

the in_file_prog is a std. mobprog feature.  Check make sure the file that
it reads in exists, and its correctness..


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