Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 55 / DECEMBER 1984 / PAGE 10

Backing Up the Atari Macro Assembler

Due to built-in limitations, you can copy the Atari Macro Assembler/Editor (AMAC) package to another disk, but the copied program will not run. This prevents you from making a backup copy for archival purposes. Additionally, it is inconvenient to have to switch between the AMAC disk and your program disk when you are assembling from disk. It's easier if you can copy the assembler to the same disk as your source code files. Fortunately, this problem is easy to fix. First copy the file "D:AMAC" to another disk, then run this small program. It makes a small change to the assembler, so that the copy will work properly.

James A. Tunnicliffe

10 OPEN # 1, 12, 0, "D : AMAC" : FOR I = 1 TO
8 : GET # 1, A : NEXT I : PUT # 1, 208 : PU
T # 1, 34 : CLOSE # 1

Thanks for the modification.