Pascal System

From: James L. Rice <>
Date: Wed Feb 25 19:50:46 1998

Joe wrote:
> At 10:41 AM 2/25/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >Mike wrote:
> >
> >>I have an IBM Pascal System for the PC
> >>Does anyone know if it's possible to use a hard drive with this system?
> >>
> >>There are no references and no seeming commands for manipulating
> >>storage....
> >>
> >>Ideas??
> Assuming the program isn't copy protected or uses a key-disk most of the
> old stuff could simplely be copied to the hard drive and it would work.
> Almost all programs went back to the default drive/directory when they
> looked for a file so if you install everything in a hard drive sub
> directory all you have to do is to change to that sub directory before
> starting the program. Occasionally a program would be hard coded to expect
> a disk in the A: or B: drive, using the ASSIGN command to redirect the call
> to the hard drive subdirectory usually takes care of that problem. Best
> bet is to try it and see.
> Joe
> PS What version are you using? Is it Micro_Soft? I just looked and I
> have Zenith (MS) Pascal ver 3.2. I can try it and see if it works if need be.

The UCSD p system used a nonstandard disk format technique, the floppy
was formatted in "blocks" and you booted the systeem off the a drive.
It wasn't just a language, but an entire operating system/environment.
I still have a copy of it around here somewhere from a class I took in
the early 80's.
Received on Wed Feb 25 1998 - 19:50:46 GMT

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