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by NormanDunbar
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

Ok Tim, panic over, I found the problem. I made some changes to ssb272_ssb , ssblang_ssb and ssbpass2 to : * Introduce a new environment variable, IGNORE_BLANKS , to allow blank lines to be ignored (the default) or converted to ":" lines. * Allow blank lines, depending on the IGNORE_BLANK ...
by NormanDunbar
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Oxford Trivia corrupt cart fix, Pascal?
Replies: 25
Views: 1017

Re: Oxford Trivia corrupt cart fix, Pascal?

I've not been playing close attention, but is it possible that the executable reads the directory of the questions cartridge, looking for filenames to load? Thinking about those files which are not named "file1" etc.

Apologies for the noise, if I'm way off base. Again!


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

Hi Tim, Yes, that's a thought for consideration. :) I'm trying to recompile SSB 2.7.2 and I'm having a wee problem in that no errors are raised, but the new version never creates the output _bas file, but there are never any errors! Turbo 4.1.5 if I remember correctly. I assume there's no special ha...
by NormanDunbar
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

No worries Tim, thanks.

I did read the manual, honest, so I was aware of the difference between ** and ##. If I release an S*BASIC source file into the wild, I'd be releasing the BAS file and not SSB as people might not have SSB or want to use it.

For me, it's fine.


Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EasyPtr4
Replies: 41
Views: 2494

Re: EasyPtr4

RalfR wrote:
NormanDunbar wrote:I think Tony Tebby wrote great software, but diabolical manuals!
I am sorry, but QPTR was written by Jonathan Oakley.


Don't be sorry Ralf, today I learned something new!

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EasyPtr4
Replies: 41
Views: 2494

Re: EasyPtr4

dilwyn wrote:Wouldn't be this by any chance, Norman?
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/easyptr/eptutor.zip


Thanks very much Dilwyn, that's the very one.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EasyPtr4
Replies: 41
Views: 2494

Re: EasyPtr4

...I think this is the furthest I have ever got trying to program in the Pointer Environment. I've always given up in frustration by now. This was my problem way back many years ago. I remember the thrill of finally having enough money to (a) attend a show and (b) purchase QPAC2. I read the QPAC2 m...
by NormanDunbar
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

[quote"swensont"]As for translating a blank line into a line number and a colon, that is a technique that I never learned to use so I did not think about it. My personal feeling is that the colon looks a bit ugly and is a convoluted way to get a blank line. The idea is to have the original...
by NormanDunbar
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Metacomco C Manual
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: Metacomco C Manual

tofro wrote:Derek, you're doing a miraculous job here!


I hav to agree. I tried OCRing a document once. It was a nightmare and tedious. To do a whole book takes dedication. To do more than one, Derek, you have my admiration. Thanks.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

Hi Tim, I wondered why my ears were burning earlier this morning. Norman, if you have any questions on SSB, feel free to reach out to me. Tim First of all, thanks for SSB, what an excellent program. I'm typing in VSCode on Linux, and SSB runs to pick up the source and write the S*Basic back to Linux...