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by hellomike
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 20:44
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 106
Views: 22595

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

Pete,

I only presented you with a pretty conclusive method for proving your claim once and for all.

Its of course entirely up to you to follow this up or not.

Regards,

Mike
by hellomike
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 15:03
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 106
Views: 22595

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

The computer might get bored. That's your answer. Mmm. The issue here is of course that virtually no-one believes your claim so I think it's in your own interest to come up with some kind of proof. :idea: :idea: I figured it out! Play a song that your computer hates. The anger response :x :x should ...
by hellomike
Mon 10 Aug 2020, 13:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!
Replies: 106
Views: 22595

Re: Self aware computers project - written in BBC Basic, help needed!

Pete, Does your program produce a log file recording what note (pitch) was generated at what moment and its length and amplitude? If not, add it because then you run the program 100 times over exactly the same piece of music each time! After that, compare the 100 created log files and if you are rig...
by hellomike
Wed 29 Jul 2020, 19:54
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Run another Wndows Program
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Run another Wndows Program

Checkout the Help for the OSCLI keyword. This should reveal all.

Regards,

Mike
by hellomike
Thu 25 Jun 2020, 20:01
Forum: Support and Promote
Topic: Seeking text-only demo programs
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: Seeking text-only demo programs

Richard,

Have a look at my BB4W entry in this Rosetta page:
BB4W 15 Puzzle Game

I would hardly label it as a graphics program, but maybe it helps. Please let me know.

Regards,

Mike
by hellomike
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 15:03
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Allocating and freeing memory blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Allocating and freeing memory blocks

Ok, so your interpreter has algorithms in place which detects string space getting freed and the ability to re-use it. Nice and interesting information Richard. And yes, I already noticed the heap staying the same by combining a few routines from the above like this: PROCtest PROC_heapfree(FN_heapal...
by hellomike
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 11:44
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Allocating and freeing memory blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Allocating and freeing memory blocks

Thanks for the reply. So the content of a local string is taken from the heap. As I assume the heap never shrinks, i.e. no garbage collector, what is the use in freeing that memory? Please bare in mind that none of my questions or assumptions are meant as critic. Far, far, far from that I can assure...
by hellomike
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 11:28
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Allocating and freeing memory blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Allocating and freeing memory blocks

It is so elegant that for now, its beyond me. In an attempt to grasp what is going on, I have two questions. 1) What is the difference between ]^a$ and PTR(a$)? 2) Since all the variables used are defined as being LOCAL, wouldn't the (N%+23) bytes be reserved on the stack, i.e. just below HIMEM? Tha...
by hellomike
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:28
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Pixel perfect
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Pixel perfect

All solid advise Richard!

Thanks again.

Mike