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tools_rext

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:04 pm
by dilwyn
I'm trying to find which toolkit this is.

It has a filename of tools_rext and contains the following extensions:

CAPSLOCK, CHAN_B%, CHAN_L, CHAN_W%, CHECK%, CHECKF, EDLINE$, KEYBOARD, LOWER$, NET%, PEEK_$, POKE_$, PURGE, QDOS$, QPTR$, REPLACE, RESET, UPPER$, USE

Re: tools_rext

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:17 pm
by tofro
dilwyn wrote:I'm trying to find which toolkit this is.

It has a filename of tools_rext and contains the following extensions:

CAPSLOCK, CHAN_B%, CHAN_L, CHAN_W%, CHECK%, CHECKF, EDLINE$, KEYBOARD, LOWER$, NET%, PEEK_$, POKE_$, PURGE, QDOS$, QPTR$, REPLACE, RESET, UPPER$, USE


Dilwyn,

quite a lot of the keywords seem to be from Simon Goodwin's DIY TK (multiple sections, though). Of the ones you listed, DIYTK doesn't however, seem to have CAPSLOCK, KEYBOARD, QPTR$ and RESET. All of the others, however, seem to be present there, some of them unique to DIY - I'd guess someone has mixed, matched and extended DIY for their own purposes here.

Re: tools_rext

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:43 pm
by NormanDunbar
I did a search for CAPSLOCK and QPTR$ in the Online SuperBASIC manual -- not found. Maybe you've found a previously unknown species of toolkit? ;)

Cheers,
Norm.

Re: tools_rext

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:10 pm
by dilwyn
My first assumption was that it was probably a merged toolkit as tofro suggested.

I don't have a copy, it's just that it's listed in the names list for NameCheck, which I've been updating. The original list came from Wolfgang's site (it's either the same or derived from a similar one on my site). Unfortunately, I don't know who added it to the list originally.

The other toolkit which needs its info updating is the IO2 toolkit from (I think) H P Recktenwald. Although it's mentioned on the remnants of his website, not enough details for me to fill in the proc/fn/etc column in the list. Anyone have a manual I could borrow? It seems to have hundreds of keywords.

Re: tools_rext

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:47 pm
by dilwyn
Thanks to Markus in Switzerland, I now know it was a small toolkit which Oliver Fink used in some of his programs, e.g. his pointer driven font editor.

I don't have documentation, but I can look at the tools_rext file now to find out what's procedures and what's functions (8 procs - RESET PURGE USE REPLACE POKE_$ KEYBOARD FREEZE CAPSLOCK, the other 13 keywords are functions).

Haven't got the _asm source, but might have a quick disassembly at some point to see if it contains DIY toolkit extensions or not.