If you have been having problems with the DTB, DTF, or DT function on the Applied Microsystems Development system, I may have a cure for you. Apparently, the Devsys has quite a few bugs still, one of which is that the DTx function will lock up the system if there are too many symbols. A temporary cure for this is to selectively delete symbols from the file that you download. I have changed Jim Morris' gensym program to allow an optional third file. To use the new gensym program: In you login.com: csym :== $sys$userdisk:[packrat.68000]gensym In your link68.com: $ csym file.ab file.sym [file.exc or file.inc] What this .EXC or .INC file will do, is look for symbols that match the strings in the file. If there is a match, then the symbol is either left in the .SYM file if the extension is .INC, or left out of the .SYM file if the extension is .EXC. Some examples: ab* M_FOO M_G* will match any string starting with ab, a string called M_FOO, and any string starting with M_G. Any letters after the * will be ignored. So, a recap, if you want to exclude a set of symbols, use a file called file.EXC, and fill the file with strings to match the symbols you don't want. If you want to keep a specific set of symbols, then use a file called FILE.INC, and fill the file with strings to match the symbols you want to keep. Any complaints, comments, praise, MONEY, will be gladly accepted. Abuse gladly returned to owner. Peter Thompson.
Jul 12, 1984