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by DDRM
Tue 14 Jul 2020, 16:13
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Nine mens morris
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Nine mens morris

Hi Folks, I've been playing with coding nine men's morris for a robotics project. If anyone is interested, here is the code. It should work fine with either BBC-SDL or BB4W. MODE 20 COLOUR 2,20,100,20 VDU 23,23,2| COLOUR 128+2 DIM Playertype%(1) :REM computer player (1) or human (0)? REM Playertype%...
by DDRM
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 11:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New stock market tool (3 level adjustments)
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: New stock market tool (3 level adjustments)

Hi Michael, I've moved this to the "miscellaneous" forum: the "support and promote" is really meant to be for commercial-grade software/publicity that can raise the profile of BBC BASIC - and since yours says itself that it is an own-risk demo version, I don't think it fits the bill at the moment. B...
by DDRM
Sun 05 Jul 2020, 11:45
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

OK, but Admin's privilege to have the last word! :-) I will not close the forum, and Richard is welcome to post. If Richard doesn't like it he can stop paying for it, and presumably it will disappear in a puff of blue smoke. He is also welcome to contact me privately to ask me to close it, but that ...
by DDRM
Sat 04 Jul 2020, 20:43
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

Hi Richard, ...but not how *I* want it! I'm doing day-to-day admin as a favour to you, but in no way do I consider it "my" forum. If you want to shut it, then shut it, but don't try to palm the decision off onto me. As far as I can see, the forum provides a useful function, and I am happy for you to...
by DDRM
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 08:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

Hi Folks, For what it is worth, I don't think I have the power to close down the forum: Richard, as founder member, is undeleteable (?spelling!), and I don't think I'd be able to close the forum either. So Richard, ultimately it is up to you. It can stay open, and you can post, or you can close it, ...
by DDRM
Thu 02 Jul 2020, 15:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

Hi Richard, If there are only 4 active users of the forum, are there likely to be any that object to you posting? We know you, I and RNBW are active users, so that only leaves one other person who MIGHT object? As you know, my view is that you are welcome to post, and anyone who doesn't like it can ...
by DDRM
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 09:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

Hi Richard, So do I conclude from your post about the console edition that you plan to let this forum fold, and we should transfer our interests to the Stardot forum: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/index.php ... in the "miscellaneous/modern implementations of classic programming languages" section, o...
by DDRM
Thu 11 Jun 2020, 15:26
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: Allocating and freeing memory blocks
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Allocating and freeing memory blocks

Yes, it's very elegant - and I guess an unanticipated benefit of the decision to allow very large strings!

:-)

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by DDRM
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 10:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hosting Annual Renewal
Replies: 24
Views: 955

Re: Hosting Annual Renewal

Hi Richard, It seems to me that actually it makes the situation very simple: this is YOUR forum, which YOU pay for, and where YOU can provide support. If there are people who don't like that, they can post somewhere else - especially as there is now a "shadow" forum on ProBoards, as well as the grou...
by DDRM
Fri 05 Jun 2020, 08:23
Forum: Database and Files
Topic: MKDIR, CHDIR and RMDIR
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: MKDIR, CHDIR and RMDIR

Hi Ivan, These functions are available via star commands: *MKDIR (or *MD) *CHDIR (or *CD) *RMDIR (or *RD) If you use the star commands directly you need to define the target directory explicitly but you can use OSCLI to "wrap" the star commands, together with a variable directory name, for example O...