kevdig at hypersurf.com
Wed Aug 11 16:39:24 EDT 2004
The beauty of Basic09 & OS-9 is that if the gfx modules
don't have the draw/hdraw functions you can write your own!
Admittedly Forest Gump would probably struggle with this.
Robert Emery wrote:
> --- Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>>Robert Emery wrote:
>>>real commands? not like display followed by 47 psuedo random numbers...?
>>Are you sure you are not complaining about the RSDOS DRAW command? :)
> LOL, Oh puh-lease! DRAW/HDRAW is fast, totally human readable (without a
> reference book handy) and not a bad way to "compress" graphics. Nothing
> difficult at all about remembering that R moves right, D moves down, etc... and
> how hard is it to convert decimal coordinates to... decimal. Even Forest Gump
> could do that. ;-) It's Basic's CIRCLE command that totally underwhelms me. I
> even drew the pie-chart in Color FOG with an HDRAW string... much prettier.
> B-09 is probably what I'll tackle first. I have books on it. The display
> command is, IMHO, less understandable than assembler. Not that it's actually
> intended to be used as a graphics drawing tool, I realize that. Just pointing
> out the confusing nature of OS-9.
> I guess the way I look at it is sort of like the business world's ROI, Return
> On Investment. If I can invest a few minutes with X to get desired results but
> it takes 3 times longer with Y to do the same thing... I'm gonna use X (of
> course it's not that simple... trade-offs)
> Bob Emery
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