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by stevepoole
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)

Hi Norm,

Thanks again for the CSM docs.

It is CHR$(10) - ENTER, which is troublesome.... (if you try to PRINT it as a hash char) ... but the code transfers OK.

Regards,

Steve.
by stevepoole
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)

Hi Norm, Yes, I studied the CSM instructions... all 15 pages of it. It is very comprehensive, but requires the THING system to be installed. I have run the KEYHOLE METHOD on my SGC QL without a hitch, and under QPC2, but not Qemulator, which won't EXEC basic programs. I exchange keys via PEEK$ and P...
by stevepoole
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: How to start a SBASIC from other languages (e. g. C, ASM)

Hi, II have written a program to multitask five basic programs, giving five active CON devices which communicate instantaneously without PIPEs. First I ALCHP some memory in a BOOT, poke its address into the base and SBYTES the lot to a RAM1_ file called KEYHOLE. All five programs then ALCHP some mem...
by stevepoole
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Treasure trove
Replies: 33
Views: 6547

Re: Treasure trove

Hi Tofro,

Many thanks for your rapid reply.

Now my friend and I can get to work examining old pascal listings...

Best wishes,

Steve.
by stevepoole
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Treasure trove
Replies: 33
Views: 6547

Re: Treasure trove

Hi everyone, especially to OUTSOFT,

Did anyone eventually get a file of the Prospero pascal manual ?

This is badly needed at the moment ...

Regards,
Steve.
by stevepoole
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QLiberator v3.37
Replies: 51
Views: 2834

Re: New QLiberator v3.37

Hi All, Here is a function called MOD_ which returns numbers (+/- 999999999), with a test demo. No Division by zero allowed ! Steve 100 :: 110 REMark Huge MODulus, v6apr20 120 : 130 n=2 140 FOR x=-n TO n 150 FOR y=-n TO n 160 IF y<>0 170 a=MOD_(x,y): b=x MOD y 180 PRINT#0, x!y!MOD_(x,y)!!x MOD y,: P...
by stevepoole
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Yet Another Software Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: Yet Another Software Question

Hi Jan,
Do such pipes allow instantaneous in/out communication between FOUR EXed programs ?
Steve.
by stevepoole
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QLiberator v3.37
Replies: 51
Views: 2834

Re: New QLiberator v3.37

Hi Emmbee,

Nice work you are doing on Qliberator.

Would it be possible to allow keywords such as LIST etc to be recognised, to make programs be compatible with, say, QPC2 .

There are of course simple workarounds in this case, but for other missing commands, not so....

Best Wishes,

Steve.
by stevepoole
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Yet Another Software Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2399

Re: Yet Another Software Question

Hi All, The SMSQ/E manual page 29 mentions the possibility of using the keyword PIPE to communicate between EXed programs. There are no details of how to implement this, and working it out by trial and error seems daunting. I need four multitasking daughter jobs, each with its own CON_ to communicat...
by stevepoole
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Some speed tests on QL hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Some speed tests on QL hardware

Hi All,

Just got a result from a friend with an AMD, w10, 1.46Ghz, Qemulator :
fast mode gets 16551 loops, 128k mode gets 141. ( speed factor of x117 ! )


What speed does a real 128k QL achieve ? (In order to define speed factor = 1...)

Regards,
Steve.