[Coco] Re: BASIC irony
Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Thu Aug 12 03:27:41 EDT 2004
On 08/12/2004, tim lindner wrote:
> I am in the process of writing a tokenizer/de-tokenizer for Boisy's CoCo
> Tools project and I have run accross something interesting.
> Everyone knows that the apostrophe is a short cut for the REM keyword.
> The the irony is that the apostrophe is tokenized as two bytes where the
> REM keyword is tokenized as one.
> BASIC changes the apostrophe to a colon-apostrophe. I would guess the
> interrupter can only handle an apostrophe at the beggining of a new
> During a LIST command BASIC drops the initial colon, so it is never
> tim lindner
Hummm.... here all this time we thought we were saving space 8-)
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