Restarted work on mergedb.for. Decided I was taking the wrong approach,
so the interruption was probably a GOOD THING.
The process now is to read in the header lines AND line numbers from
the main database, and to then process the incoming database one record
at a time. It's more logical and haivng the line numbers will speed
things up enormously (well it has done on previous occasions).
The biggest immediate problem was the loss of an hour's edits to the
program, when the network died.. no explanations from anyone, I hope
it's not a return to last year's troubles.
(some weeks later)
well, it compiles OK, and even runs enthusiastically. However there are
loads of bugs that I now have to fix. Eeeeek. Timesrunningouttimesrunningout.
Getting there.. still ironing out glitches and poor programming.