!Re: Nuke Redmond!

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Fri Apr 7 17:33:03 2000

"Sipke de Wal" <sipke_at_wxs.nl> wrote:
> Even now MS-DOS still has the old FCBS. These are the File Control Block
> structure that
> CP/M uses to keep files open. Some old Turbo Pascal 3.0 software still uses
> it.
> MS-DOS 3.0 mostly did away with that and intruduced filehandles.

File handles were introduced in MS-DOS 2.0. In 2.x there were reportedly
still a few things you could only do with FCBs, but I don't happen to know
what they were.
Received on Fri Apr 07 2000 - 17:33:03 BST

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