Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BEDIT30.ZIP
Filename : BEDIT.V26

Output of file : BEDIT.V26 contained in archive : BEDIT30.ZIP
1. A user reported a problem when inserting data. The remainder of the file
beyond the insertion point was shifting too many bytes.

The problem was in the shift calculations when the block of data shifted
exceeded 32k. Since EMS works within 16k page frames, no blocks over
32k were shifted, and the problem did not occur when EMS was in use. If
data was inserted outside the last 32k of the file and EMS was not in use,
the error always occurred.

This problem has been corrected.

2. Changed screen writes to directly access the video memory unless BIOS is
specified in the SET BEDIT= environment variable. The makes screen writes
four times faster. The only area effected is the hex and ASCII edit area.

3. Rather than use the old process of specifying command line switches to
configure EMS usage, international character set, and monochrome mode,
the SET BEDIT= environment variable will now be used. The switches
will be used to reverse the effect of either the default or whatever is
specified in the SET statement. See the documentation file for details on
the SET BEDIT= statement.

4. Use conventional memory when possible. If the file fits in conventional
memory, it will be loaded in conventional memory. This greatly improves

5. Many calculations have been streamlined to improve performance, especially
when EMS is in use.

6. A spelling error on the help screen has been corrected.

7. Added file size, date and time to top line of display.

8. Added ALT-X quick program exit.

9. Changed the registration nag menu to pop-up in a window after a file is
successfully loaded. This way you can see errors such as "file not found"
with being nagged. I'm such a softie!

10. Changed the "Unable to open for input" message to display the file name
on a single line. This prevents screen wrap on long paths.

11. When you sel F5 to print, the number of required pages will be displayed
and you will be given a chance to abort at this time.

12. During print, you may press ESC to terminate the print job, excluding
pages already sent to the printer or spooler. The printing will stop
at the end of the current page..

13. ALT-F6 now allows you to supply a starting and ending address range to
print. The actual pages printed will probably not start and end with
the adresses you provided. Rather the pages (as if you had printed
the entire file) that contain your starting address through your ending
address will be the only pages printed.

14. The page heading on printed output now contains the file size, date and

15. When you hit F9 (Search Next) when the cursor was at the end of the file,
the page configuration shifted to just display the last 4 or 5 lines
of the file. Now it does nothing at all.

16. Overwrite verification was broken. Fixed it.

17. For the sake of a modicum of consistency, I changed all pop-up windows
to have no border and all but the exit window to be the same color.

  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : BEDIT30.ZIP
Filename : BEDIT.V26

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