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by pjw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD vB.07
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: QD vB.07

<>But with regards to compiling with Fileinfo2, I think a possible approach is: Start SBASIC Load basic programme to be compiled Create Qliberator work file by LIBERATE dev_filename_ext quit SBASIC EX qlib_obj;"dev_filename_ext -OBJ dev_filename" My first attempt at this did not work. Pro...
by pjw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD vB.07
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: QD vB.07

@mk79:
Thanks for fixing and maintaining QD!
Ive tried the rest; QD suits me best!
by pjw
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD vB.07
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: QD vB.07

@Derek: JMS used to sell a product called QBASIC which was similar to the SBAS/QD Thing except it would send the file being edited in QD to Q-Liberator rather than SBASIC. Personally I didnt like it, partly because you couldnt have both SBAS/QD and QBAS/QD at the same time; it was either/or. So, nat...
by pjw
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: QL + Monitor + Memodisk expansion

Crikey - I obviously have not been using ebay very much - the prices of QL stuff are suddenly staggering - what happened? The reason for this is that I recently sold all my QL hardware. I knew when I did this that the prices would shortly go through the roof. It always happens, so I usually warn my...
by pjw
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Are there directory devices with a name longer than 3 letters

For programs like yours, I'd recommend walking the list of directory device drivers (base address in system variables) and checking the string at $3c in each linkage block - this way, you can build a list of valid directory drivers for this specific machine. I have tried this (afaik). But (at least...
by pjw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8706

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

@bwinkel67 UAE used to be a good (the best?) Amiga emulator back in the day. I also bought the Cloanto package with legal Kickstart ROMs since I never owned a real Amiga. I gave up on it - and Amiga - when I upgraded to Win2K as it no longer worked. It did have a wee fiddle again later with upgraded...
by pjw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Fileinfo2
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Fileinfo2

<> New configuration option added into the config block (for re-enabling the old PROC/FN names if absolutely needed). Is this the difference in Fileinfo2 v3.50 and is something to do with the FEX keyword in SMSQ/E? It certainly is one of the differences. You should only configure FI2 to use FEX if ...
by pjw
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8706

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Personally, I also liked PSION's BASIC, as found on the S3. I LOVE MY PSION 5 mx PRO! And the language is not BASIC, it's named OPL (Organizer Programming Language, later renamed to Open Programming Language) :-)<> Ah yes, OPL was the name. Organiser Programming Language. I believe it was later cha...
by pjw
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: QOMBI

Ive just updated Knoware! (In fact there have been a few updates since I last mentioned it here.) But since at least one other person has been known to play QOMBI , I thought it best to announce the latest - necessary - update here to forestall any disappointment. You see, after nearly a thousand ga...
by pjw
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8706

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

I dont think the first priority for SuperBASIC was speed. Rather it was versatility, flexibility, and extendability. These, naturally, come at some detriment to speed. Turbo is mainly about speed, but at the cost of many of those things that make SuperBASIC great. It seems that its hard to have both...