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by NormanDunbar
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Index Sequential Access Method (ISAM)
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Index Sequential Access Method (ISAM)

For anyone who's never come across ISAM... Ah! Happy days. ISAM was much loved in COBOL programs way back when I was just a lad in my twenties, it probably still is, there's plenty COBOL stuff still going these days. Basically, if I am remembering correctly, your ISAM file had a date part and an in...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Bummer! It was sent to me on WhatsApp.
by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

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by NormanDunbar
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Not using Oracle? Hopefully not using SQL Server either! :D :D :D

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Not quite. But it's usually an 8k block. But it depends on the tables/index layout of course. :D

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

One of my first programs for the ZX-81 was a database system, written in Basic, to catalogue my record collection. I had hundreds of singles and LPs back then (ahem, still do! Now with added CDs.) I managed to write something that could load and save from tape, enter data through the keyboard and se...
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

I always wanted a Black Watch. And the calculator. A school mate had one. It would count up from zero if you divided by zero! Always amused me to see that.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Which is work of Rick Dickinson, not Clive. The mods have had a complaint regarding this, and some of your other comments on this memorial thread. Please be respectful here, thanks. If you need to air your opinions on whether Clive was a visionary or not, go ahead, but please start a separate threa...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 43
Views: 1372

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

In a word, bugger!

Without my zx81, spectrum and ql, I'd never have got the jobs I've had, my wife or our company. I owe him a lot.

Gutted.