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by NormanDunbar
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IOP.OUTL Bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: IOP.OUTL Bug?

At first, Norman thought that preserving the contents of the newly OUTLN'd meant "do not CLS"! Then, in a moment of clarity, I thought that it saved the contents in case the job was CTRL-C'd away and then back, so the screen contents could be restored. It never occurred to me that it was a...
by NormanDunbar
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IOP.OUTL Bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: IOP.OUTL Bug?

Thanks Marcel. I didn't see that in themanual. I must go and read it again.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IOP.OUTL Bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

IOP.OUTL Bug?

I was playing with the assembly trap call for OUTLN as part of Tinfpga's "challenge" on another thread, to show him how to open a console, set the colours and border, OUTLN it, CLS it etc. I misunderstood the meaning of D2 on entry to the trap: ⋅  If 1, preserve window contents; ...
by NormanDunbar
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

Bummer! Still, it was worth a try.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Does anyone know where I can obtain MetaComCo BCPL?

I eas looking for BCPL too, some time back. The best I found was the designer's own downloads at https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mr10/BCPL.html (Martin Richards designed BCPL) where there is an OS independant version which might be usable?

He's created a Raspberry Pi version too.

Cheers,
Norm.
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

I was converting the SMQ/E Ref Guide to epub, but it is work in progress Have you tried Calibre to help with the conversions? It can convert from ODT and PDF amongst others, details in the docs at https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#format-specific-tips. Pdfs are best avoided though! I...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

Agree. And the main downside of e-Books ;) I read on my tablet a lot, in the bath. I used to have a waterproof pouch for it, about £12 from Lakeland. They have a foamy pillow inside. When I broke the seam on the pouch, I discovered that a resealable plastic freezer bag did as good a job and can be ...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

I am just asking what is the standard , if any, that should be used on each operating system, i.e. QDOS/Minerva and SMSQ/E. Sorry Derek, I misunderstood your question. I am an old dinosaur and therefore stuck in my ways. I learned the "standard" at the time which was the QDOS names. Howev...
by NormanDunbar
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

Hi, Is it appropriate to use SMSQ/E definitions on a QL fitted with QDOS or Minerva roms? As tofro says Derek, it's fine, you can even mix and match in the same code. When all is said and done, they names used are simply equates, as in: UT_CON equ $c6 ; For QDOS OPW_CON equ $c6 ; For SMSQ/E So, the...
by NormanDunbar
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

I would agree, stick to the SMSQ/E trap codes etc. I'm stuck in the stone age with the QDOS ones due to having used them for far too long!

Cheers,
Norm.