XCHANGE

Syntax XCHANGE (a1 TO a2, c1 TO c2)
Location BTool

The function XCHANGE replaces all occurrences of byte c1 by c2 from memory locations a1 to a2 inclusive. The function counts the exchanged bytes and returns the sum.

Example

Provided that you have enough free memory, this small program replaces line-feed characters CHR$(10) by carriage returns CHR$(13) in ram1_test_txt as quickly as possible:

100 ch=FILE_OPEN("ram1_test_txt",0)
110 IF ch<0 THEN REPORT ch: STOP
120 length=FLEN(#3)
130 memory=ALCHP(length)
140 IF NOT memory THEN REPORT -3: STOP
150 x=LOAD_FILE(#ch,memory,length)
160 IF XCHANGE(memory,memory+length-1,13,10) THEN
170   GET#ch\0
180   SAVE_FILE#ch,memory,x
190   TRUNCATE#ch
200 END IF
210 CLOSE#ch: RECHP memory

CROSS-REFERENCE

SEARCH, COPY_B, COPY_W, COPY_L