[Coco] nitros9 questions
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon May 12 22:25:01 EDT 2008
On Monday 12 May 2008, John Donaldson wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Sunday 11 May 2008, Willard Goosey wrote:
>>>On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 12:29:39PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>> error 234 - non-existent module
>>>Ummm... Do you have the VRN drivers and descriptors in your os9boot?
>>>That is exactly the error you get if you try to run the VI device
>>>descriptor as a program module....
>>Yes, that is what I found to be the case. Like you, the VRN stuff has been
>>part of my bootfile since forever it seems.
>>>You'd think it would be more like wrong type module, but...
>>Well, IMNSHO, a device descriptor should not be an executable, and until
>> this last couple of releases, has never before been attempted. A device
>> descriptor is a lookup table, nothing more. It might be fixable with vfy,
>> but I haven't tested the idea. The Att/Rev byte in the header really
>> should call them all 'data'.
>>>I know this, since I habitually include VRN in all my bootdisks. IMHO
>>>no OS is complete without a null device. ;-)
>>I share that opinion.
>>>Otherwise it must be a 6309 thing, 'cause tsedit runs fine on 6809
>>I may try it by linking or renaming vi to vim, although there's no way it
>>could be confused with the real vim. Still, its the best small editor we
>>have. The only one where you can "vi #56k bigfile', everything else that I
>>have either forces you to less than 40k (edit), or even ignores it and
>> makes you page through the file 16k at a time(ds). I used to use xed &
>> xprint back in the day, but they were about as buggy as the standalone
>> edit, & when level 2 came out, they didn't run on the coco3. To be fair
>> to ved & vprint, I don't have them, so I can't judge them.
>>It had been so long since I used edit that I had to read up about it in the
>>level 2 manual. :(
>What about SLED....I used to use it all the time. A great editor. I
>think there was a Color SLED to that when using it to write source code
>would set different part different colors like REM statements set to all
>Green, line numbers to a different color, and code text to another color.
I did try it once way back in coco2 days, it crashed about 90% of the time for
me. I also know that many used it successfully too, but I guess it didn't
like me or something. Where can a more recent copy be found?
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