[MUD-Dev] common server design

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Thu Jun 26 07:11:33 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997 22:12:48 PST8PDT, "Jon A. Lambert"
<jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>Some interesting and "intuitive" implementations of file copying.

None of these are intuitive, with the possible exception of 3.

>1)  open 15,8,15;print#15,"c0:fileb=filea";close 15

Commodore 64.

>2)  cp filea fileb


>3)  copy filea fileb

DOS as well as others.

>4)  pip fileb=filea

Hmm, looks familiar, but can't place it. Probably something I didn't do
much work on.

>5)  assign sysut1,dsn=filea,disp=old
>    assign sysut2,dsn=fileb,disp=new
>    exec iebgener
>    end

JCL, looks like. Could be wrong, it's been a while.
>6)  Oh bugger me, I can't figure this out in Windows.

F8 in File Manager. Control-C, Control-V in 95/NT Explorer.

>I offer 100 GPs to any who can guess where 1-5 come from.
>#3 has at least 2 answers. 

Well, I was close. Got at least a 60, probably an 80, and I oughta get
extra credit for 6. ;)

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