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Block-Cursored Prompt Answers and a Method of Locating Them

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065549D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Grafe, RJ McConaughy, JM Pancoast, ST Trimble, WR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to keep code from being affected by any changes in or translation of the optional answers to prompts without using any special imbedded characters to represent the answers in the text. A Machine Readable Information (MRI) file is set up by the user and contains the MRI necessary for the execution of the main program module. The MRI file (containing ASCII text) is concatenated to the end of the executable code file using the standard DOS copy command. Translation of the ASCII text of the MRI file requires no changes to the executable code. This method describes how the optional answer text is included in the MRI file so that the executable code will never have to change due to translation or wording changes in the ASCII text.