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by hellomike
Sun 01 Dec 2019, 19:14
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Cute little HexDump tool
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Cute little HexDump tool

Thanks to both of you for the replies. HexDump does not dynamically select the best MODE, however, I did make it mode-independent, that is, you can select any 16 colour MODE. So for small (laptop) screens, MODE 3 would suit better. Also byte count does usually starts with zero, but my setup was that...
by hellomike
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10:52
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Cute little HexDump tool
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Cute little HexDump tool

Quite often I need to glance at the file content of a non-text file. Just to get an idea of the kind of information in it. E.g. what end-of-line bytes it uses. So I need a hex-editor/viewer of some kind. There are plenty of tools but pretty much all of them requires installation and has lots of func...
by hellomike
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10:34
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Technical descriptions of BBC BASIC
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Technical descriptions of BBC BASIC

Try to find a copy of the "BASIC ROM USER GUIDE for the BBC Microcomputer and Electron Computer" by Mark Plumbley. ISBN 0 947929 04 5
by hellomike
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 12:31
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: FOR lists
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: FOR lists

If Python is as easy to setup as BB4W and as dynamic with trail and error approach as the BB4W IDE, I would like to give it a go.
by hellomike
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 12:29
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: FOR lists
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: FOR lists

Indeed, also OSCLI isn't mentioned in that guide so you are probably correct Richard about the reason for this.
by hellomike
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 11:11
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: FOR lists
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: FOR lists

That reminds me of the keyword OPENUP that Acorn failed to document in the 1983 BBC MODEL B USER GUIDE. Damn did I search for how to update an existing file using only OPENIN and OPENOUT!
by hellomike
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 09:34
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Brandt-Daroff
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Brandt-Daroff

Hi,

No, no, WAIT 0 will be enough.
For example, the current program takes about 14% of the processor while running but when I add one line like this:

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        REPEAT
          .......
          WAIT 0
        UNTILadvance%
It only takes 0.1% processor time!

Hope this helps.

Mike
by hellomike
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 09:21
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: FOR lists
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: FOR lists

Actually it is quite common functionality in modern program languages.
E.g., for Python https://www.w3schools.com/python/python_for_loops.asp

But people please see my suggestion only for what it is, a suggestion! hence it is in the "Suggestion Box".

Regards,

Mike
by hellomike
Sat 09 Nov 2019, 09:17
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: GOTO -1
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: GOTO -1

If you use GOTOs in your programs you deserve everything you get... :evil:
Fair enough Richard. I feel I do have not to emphasize it but to be absolutely clear on this: it was NOT a complaint.

Regards,

Mike