>>> I may sound harsh, but being accused of ignorance by
>>> more ignorant is the only word of excuse I will utter.
>> this 'more' makes me think that you should prove your competence
> first
> I agree. The above quoted phrase was a late minute, unfortunate 
> addition to my mail, that was meant jokingly - but now on reading it 
> again I can see it does not reflect my true purpose, which has been to
> put an end to respective sarcasm and ire. Sincerely ! That "more"
> was meant to be "no less", as in, ok, we're all ignorants, let's
> live with the fact and do our best to learn from one another. Oh, well...

> I retire the phrase and beg your pardon. Then again :
>>> Let's forget /name calling/ ? If you agree, I'm your man

apologies accepted.

> Concerning the subject - locating the main env immediately above
> the small 3 K ? block of FreeCom's PSP,
>  I honestly cannot discern
> whether you are seriously in want of explanations or only asking
> in jest. It is not complicated, at least from an ASM programmer's
> perspective where you can organise your modules at will.

> Or were you questioning the feasibility from the perspective of 
> or a complex modular 'C' language program ? 
> Then the detailed how is beyond my limited competence,
>  I /suppose/ it might be harder, possibly requiring compiler-dependent
> variations and /some/ amount of 'glue' coded in ASM.

the bizarre design decision by a confused programmer was made because
a single 'load as high as possible' takes care of all the trouble.
  (there's enough necessary trouble left to swap command in/out of XMS...)
I call this 'intelligent design', and so far there were no adverse
effects reported.

sure your particular problem could be solved by freecom, but nobody
will spend time on this.

it can be solved as well or better by a small external utility; just have
the first line in autoexec.bat be ENVLOW.EXE.
and moving program code around is probbaly easier in ASM then in C

even better: you can do it yourself without learning C ;)

>>>  not rocket science.
memory juggling in freecom was advanced engineering; in kernel.sys it
*was* rocket science.


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