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Re: C++ catches up to BASIC-PLUS

You can also do this in C/C++ using mmap (memory map), though
it's probably not very portable.

It was certainly a nice feature of B+, and was very easy
to implement.

Phil McRevis wrote:
> One nice thing about B+ was that you could use the "dim ... as"
> feature to easily create fixed-length record databases that appeared
> to your program as arrays.  It occurred to me just the other day that
> one could write a C++ template class to create an array that was tied
> to a file.  Naturally one can do lots more things with C++ templates
> than this.  The "dim as" feature was downright handy at times and
> still is.
Ralph Gonzalez