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These are the components that are usually placed on a DOS disc to allow it to run a dialogue automatically when it boots. There are typically two groups of such files: operating system files; and those containing and supporting the dialogues.
Because the p-System is written in UCSD Pascal, and is specifically adapted to run it, programs under it usually use UCSD Pascal; certainly, all the Center's p-System dialogues do so. DOS, however, has little relationship to higher- level languages, so one must be chosen for applications. For numerous reasons, the Center has chosen Borland International's Turbo Pascal 5.0 . The arrangements given here assume Turbo Pascal and its facilities.
As of this writing, the Center still has only limited experience in creating DOS turnkey discs, so the arrangements described here are not as well developed as those for the p-System.