Jump to content
IGNORED

Text Buffer in Basic


TemplarXB
 Share

Recommended Posts

So, like a word processor or most modern type editors allowing just scrolling through the program instead of the annoyance of having to list specific line ranges?

 

It takes a fair chunk of memory or fast disk access to be able to do that on older computers. Action is probably closest to what you'd be after.

In the modern day though with 1 Meg expansions fairly common, there's no reason we couldn't have such a thing.

Though generally with Basic the program is tokenized as you type it in so such an editor would be more of a preparation tool and you'd still need to do a save and enter operation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello guys

 

AFAIR there were all kind of little type in routines in ANALOG Computing, ANTIC, Atari User, etc. that added stuff like text buffers and "scroll past the first 40 characters". Maybe it's worth looking into. And maybe Bill Kendrick's XLsearch is a nice place to start.

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...