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Spectrum tape interface

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data block array format
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The type is 0,1,2 or 3 for a Program, Number array, Character array or Code file. A SCREEN$ file is regarded as a Code file with start address 16384 and length 6912 decimal. If the file is a Program file, parameter 1 holds the autostart line number (or a number >=32768 if no LINE parameter was given) and parameter 2 holds the start of the variable area relative to the start of the program. If it's a Code file, parameter 1 holds the start of the code block when saved, and parameter 2 holds 32768. For data files finally, the byte at position 14 decimal holds the variable name:{|border="1"!Bits!7!6!5!4!3!2!1!0!Description|-|Numeric array|1|0|0|x|x|x|x|x|xxxxx = CODE(''Name'') - 0x60; e.g. DIM a() ⇒ 0x81, DIM y() ⇒ 0x99|-|String array|1|1|0|x|x|x|x|x|xxxxx = CODE(''Name'') - 0x60; e.g. DIM a$() ⇒ 0xc1, DIM y$() ⇒ 0xd9|}
=== Data block ===
''(Someone who knows the formats for data Number and string arrays should complete this section. Is it are stored on tape in the same format as the format in RAM? The latter can be found at [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/ZXBasicManual/zxmanchap24.html|]except that the very first byte (the name of the array) is absent. The name of the array stored in the second byte of ''Parameter 1'' in header block. For example data block of a 2x3 numeric array (with small integer numbers):{|border="1"!Byte (decimal)!Length!Example value!Description|-|0|1|0x02|Number of dimensions - DIM(2,3)|-|1|2|0x02 0x00|Dimension 1 - 2|-|3|2|0x03 0x00|Dimension 2 (0x03 0x00 - 3)|-|5|5|0x00 0x00 0x6f 0x00 0x00|First number - 111|-|10|5|0x00 0x00 0x79 0x00 0x00|Second number - 121|-|...|5|.. .. .. .. ..|... number|-|30|5|0x00 0x00 0xd3 0x00 0x00|Last number - 211|} ''(Of course on the tape there are two more bytes: a 0xff -- marker of data block -- at the beginning and a checksum byte at the end.)''
Program files are stored as a sequence of lines each stored the same way it is in RAM:
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