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by sarossell
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 10295

Re: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic

Thanks for the details on the boot option. I'll look into it. I can run Pico on my old Raspi2, so that may do in a pinch, but I was hoping for the full power of the 3B+ in case my .bbc programs get power hungry. (Of course, now that I write that, it sounds kinda silly.) Well, we'll see. :D
by sarossell
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 10295

Re: RiscOS Pico BBC Basic

Please excuse this post digging up a four year old issue. After several attempts to search for this "Boot2Basic" at the site and on the Internet in general, I have been unable to find anything. I am very new to RISC OS, but am fascinated by it, especially BBC Basic. My hope is to be able to boot a R...
by sarossell
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Virtual Machine Guest
Replies: 14
Views: 12112

Re: Virtual Machine Guest

My experience was slightly different. This is what worked for me. Running VirtualBox v5.2.8 on macOS High Sierra with 2017-11-16-rpd-x86-stretch.iso installed. Install VirtualBox Guest Additions: 1. Select from VirtualBox menu: Devices > Insert Guest Additons CD image 2. Copy VBoxLinuxAdditions.run ...
by sarossell
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: BASIC rules...'cuz Assembly! Ha!
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: BASIC rules...'cuz Assembly! Ha!

Thank you all for responding to my post. And yes, it was a bit of a troll, but admittedly so with the last line re: gasoline. So, while I expected (and hoped for) strong opinions in reply, it was disheartening to see the occasional insulting jab. After all, this is not some American "slum" forum tal...
by sarossell
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: BASIC rules...'cuz Assembly! Ha!
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

BASIC rules...'cuz Assembly! Ha!

As a technical writer, I was recently assigned a project to document a set of system drivers written in x86 Assembly language. Apparently, everyone else found the project too daunting and declined to take it on. I'm well known for never turning down a project, so it ended up on my desk. When I start...
by sarossell
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Well THAT escalated quickly. ZombieBASIC. I love it. I'm a huge fan of the TV series The Walking Dead. I prefer zombies over vampires because vampire are a-holes - they do that sh** on purpose, while zombies are just mindlessly hungry and like to hang out in shopping malls for the food. You know, li...
by sarossell
Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Thanks for clearing that up. I figured as much, but it does seem counter-intuitive NOT to expect a more direct route to the system to be quicker. Of course, that could well be my ignorance showing. Pardon.

'MERICA! Ooh, sorry about that. :shock:
by sarossell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

I love the simplicity of it. "See that pin? Turn it on. Wait half a tick. See that pin again? Now turn it off. Hey, keep doing that." I just wrote code in English that took more bytes than the BASIC code. Now THAT'S how that's supposed to work, right?! What about direct file access in bash? As for d...
by sarossell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Clever. I didn't know that was out there in the world. Thanks. Interesting that BASIC isn't on the list (and no, VB doesn't count. It was never, ever, really BASIC).
by sarossell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

The smallest CP/M machine ever made! That is really cool! It has always amazed me how CP/M and Zilog went from THE industry standard on nearly every personal computer on the market to nothing but a mere footnote in the industry in such a short period of time. Of course it was the six-fold price dif...
by sarossell
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

"YAFL". I'll leave you guess what that stands for :) Yet Another Fabulous Language? No? Oh?...Ohhhhh...! Propeller micro-controller from Parallax Inc https://www.parallax.com/product/p8x32a-d40 The instruction set and assembly language for the Propeller are so beautifully regular and simple and the...
by sarossell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Agreed. I just chose PRINT as an example since it's involved in the most common activity for all languages with the "Hello World" exercise. BASIC was intentionally simplified and made more human-language-like so it would be easy to remember and learn but I have to admit, the most interesting design ...
by sarossell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

That's okay. Eventually it will come full circle and we'll have RealNIML, PureNIML, FreeNIML, PowerNIML, SmallNIML, QuickNIML,...........and NONE of them will use a simple, freakin' PRINT statement. :evil:
by sarossell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

That is why those "complex" languages like C/C++, Ada, Java etc get created. Yes they may make doing trivial things look harder but they are designed to make doing big complex things more manageable. That makes a lot of sense. The right tool for the right job, I suppose,... I'm guessing the law is ...
by sarossell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Oddly enough, the only thing I truly understood was "smeg" (Huge Red Dwarf fan). The rest? Not so much. You may be trying to teach physics to a rock. I may not know the gravitational acceleration constant, but I can still roll down a hill. Most of my job as a manager is making sure everyone shows up...
by sarossell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

...and this is why I MANAGE programmers and I'm not A programmer. I have NO IDEA what any of your message meant. It looks clever. For all I know, you may have even insulted me... :? Luckily, I'm too stupid and kind-hearted to notice or take offense. I apologize for not being able to comprehend your ...
by sarossell
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

I'm always amazed at how some people prefer to work with complicated systems or processes. For example, attorneys - they seem to revel in fine print, endless forms, debate, argument, evidence, rebuttal, appeal, procedure, schedules, tactics, etc. The same is true of professional programmers. They se...
by sarossell
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

For the case of printf() ... The ()'s are there because it's a function in a separate library and not part of the compiler. C is actually very simple and doesn't have any built-in functions (exception: sizeof which technically isn't a function but it looks like one) so anything like a print functio...
by sarossell
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

I'm very happy to hear that you have a long list of ideas for continuing work on RTB. I look forward to your innovations, hopefully in the not too distant future. I hope you will consider the fact that BASIC was THE language for 8 bit machines and just because computers evolved to become faster and ...
by sarossell
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

By the way, genius solution using line numbers in the editor and not in the code. Clever. I am however a bit puzzled by the use of "CYCLE" from a non-BASIC language, but it's perfectly acceptable. I mean, why not? I'm no purist. It's nice to have a dash of color and history to liven things up and ma...
by sarossell
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

You are amazing sir! I certainly have no right to expect such incredible feedback and accommodation. I am...struck for words to express my appreciation, and being a writer by trade, that's saying quite a bit. Please know that your attentiveness and approach-ability in the community are extremely rar...
by sarossell
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Overclocking Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 53
Views: 329429

Re: Overclocking Raspberry Pi 3

If I've read the article correctly, according to Gordon over at RTB (https://projects.drogon.net/raspberry-pi-v3/), overclocking is not yet implemented on the Pi 3. :@(
by sarossell
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

True, Fuze has a GUI editor. And true, it's faster to type than reach over to a mouse. I just like to have all of my project files in one editor. With my current project, I have a PHP/HTML file, a CSS file, an XML file, and an RTB file all open in Geany. I can make code changes and simply click the ...
by sarossell
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

Gordon, Is there a way to run RTB so that it loads a file without running it automatically? Or when it runs, if it hits an error it doesn't close? I'm trying to use Geany as an external editor - mainly because I prefer mouse actions instead of typing to open and save files. I can run an .rtb file fr...
by sarossell
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code
Replies: 55
Views: 8124

Re: FUZE BASIC is now on Rosetta Code

I was aware of the connection with RTB, but I must confess I was confused regarding the fork in development. Regardless. I'm really enjoying your work. It's very much what I look for in a language. I'm not an advanced programmer, and I don't wish to be. BASIC and some web programming in PHP or Javas...

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