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Author: Hal Lane
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To: Fractint developer's list
Subject: Re: [Fractdev] DOS Fractint "Restore" file list omits latest images
Jonathan,

> There is a hard coded value of 2977 for the number of files names to
> display. ... The data is being put into a ...


Thanks for letting me know the reason why my files didn't appear
in the Restore file list.

I need to do some directory and file maintenance!

- Hal Lane

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: fractdev-bounces@???
> [mailto:fractdev-bounces@mailman.xmission.com]On Behalf Of Jonathan
> Osuch
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 8:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: [Fractdev] DOS Fractint "Restore" file list omits latest
> images
>
>
> Hal,
>
> There is a hard coded value of 2977 for the number of files names to
> display. It takes 32K Bytes to load this number of file names into
> memory. The data is being put into a reusable static array space that
> has a finite size, hence the limit to 32K Bytes. There is an additional
> 6K Bytes associated with the attributes for these file names, which is
> stored in the same array space.
>
> Jonathan
>
> On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 19:22 -0500, Hal Lane wrote:
> > Does anyone know if the silent omitting of files
> > from the "Restore" file list (see behavior below)
> > is the result of a "compiled in" limitation in DOS
> > Fractint or a memory limitation in the WinXP DOS
> > environment?
> >
> >
> > When I recently tried to "Restore" an image in my DOS
> > Fractint Ver 20.04.4 under WinXP SP3, I discovered
> > that I couldn't see the last few fractals that it had
> > calculated in the directory listing of .gif images
> > able to be Restored.
> >
> > The files were really there, and could be listed and
> > viewed by other software -- but were just not presented
> > in the Fractint "Restore" command's file list.
> >
> > I noted that I had 5 thousand and some-odd files in
> > the /Fractint/ directory, and on a whim, moved 600
> > of my older images to a new folder. Lo and behold,
> > the latest images appeared in the "Restore" command's
> > file list!
> >
> >
> > Any observations on this behavior would be appreciated.
> >
> > Fractint Developers, would you be kind enough to
> > address any replies to the Fractint email list serve?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > - Hal Lane
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