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by swensont
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 50 Years of BASIC
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 50 Years of BASIC

I've been looking at the first published Othello program (Byte, Oct. 77). Looking at it's code, I've been trying to figure out what version of BASIC it was written for. It has some syntax differences than the BASIC's that I used. The manual's for early versions of BASIC can be found on the Internet....
by swensont
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Cryptography
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: QL Cryptography

I think PGP probably needs extra memory. I ran it a few times many years ago. Pretty sure I had a Gold Card then. Jonathan was good at porting a number of Unix tools to the QL (and so did a few others). Probably the most impressive is Perl 4.

Tim
by swensont
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: SMSQzine #8 & SSB 2.7.2
Replies: 2
Views: 396

SMSQzine #8 & SSB 2.7.2

SMSQzine issue #8 has been posted to my website. The direct link is: http://swensont.epizy.com/smsqzine08.pdf http://swensont.epizy.com/smsqzine08.zip I've also updated Structured SuperBASIC to version 2.7.2. I'm not sure if 2.7.1 got released, but it allowed for comments at the end of a line. I als...
by swensont
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Cryptography
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: QL Cryptography

I think it was Jonathan Hudson that ported over Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) to the QL. There was a time when PGP was considered a munition and had export controls. I'm sure there is now better levels of encryption, but for the QL, PGP is about as good as it gets.

Tim
by swensont
Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 50
Views: 6667

Re: sQLux Foibles

Two things that I have done is to have a couple of pre-built configuration files. When I run one of the shell scripts, it just copies one of the pre-defined config files to the main config file and then fires up sQLux. I think have a desktop link to the script so I have an item on my desktop that I ...
by swensont
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 45
Views: 3117

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

If I had not purchased my ZX81 in high school, I"m sure it would have eventually bought another computer, but the low price of the ZX81 made it so easy. The ZX81 allowed me to learn how much fun programming could be. That sealed my decision to major in Computer Science in college. In College I ...
by swensont
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!
Replies: 118
Views: 14546

Re: The comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition 2021: 25th edition extravaganza!

The wiki page for conio.h (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conio.h) talks a little about it and mentions curses. If conio could be converted to curses, then it can be compiled for the QL. Graham (XorA) has recently fixed some bug in QL Curses and it should be more stable.

Tim
by swensont
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Digital C code gen
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Digital C code gen

Looking at that CD ISO, the directory "ARTICLES" is the articles published in the "Tookbook of C". I've compared it with the hard copy version that I have.

Tim
by swensont
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Digital C code gen
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Digital C code gen

The book "Dr. Dobb's Toolbook of C" is pretty much on Small-C, including the Small-Mac assembler and Small-Tools for text processing. It's a good inch thick. Back in the day I was all into Small-C, but because the source was available (and I doubt I would have look at the source).
by swensont
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Digital C code gen
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Digital C code gen

Well, the source code is available if you feel like digging more into the code generator. See Dilwn's page to find it.

Tim