[Coco] Weird errors
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Wed Sep 13 04:22:15 EDT 2006
>From: Leon Howell <puritan_2076 at yahoo.com>
>Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:47:52 +0000 (UTC)
>Thanks for the help. I think I'll just use the old compatible commands, and
>see if I can find Reminder.lzh. I'm using Ar2, so it was probably archived
>using Ar 1.3
I played with that last night, and got reminder.ar to uncompress using
ar1.5 I didn't even know I had that version. And yes, reminder.lzh
is the same thing.
I'll put ar1.5 on my webpage http://www.sdc.org/~goosey and let me
know if you need me to email it to you.
>Syscalls? Setstats? XMode and TMode? What idiot named this weird half
>complete language "basic" anyway?
Ah, you haven't seen nothin' yet. Under CP/M I can show you some
true obscenities calling themselves "BASIC".
Besides, BASIC-09's complexities are just the result of running under
a real OS that provides real, complicated services to the user
programs. Sure, they *could* have spent 20 or 30K of RAM hiding the
OS's power from the user, but would that have really been useful?
>And where can I get a copy of Burke & Burke RSB - The only version of Basic
>available for OS-9?
Try Brother Jeremey. It's my understanding he inheritied B&B's
remaining stock. Or maybe it was the Glenside club? There was also
something called "RUSTY" which was supposed to be like RSB, but I
don't know where you can find that. (Rusty was last seen advertised by
If you really want to be useful, you could port ByWater BASIC to
OS-9. I think the code can be compiled with a K&R compiler, so it
shouldn't actually be too hard.
>Oh well, enough complaining. No offence intended if you actualy
It does have its flaws, but as BASICs go it's pretty nice.
Willard Goosey goosey at sdc.org
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